Q: If I sold nude photos (over 18) to someone, and the photos are under no copyright, are they legally able to sell them?
For the most part, copyright exclusive rights attach immediately when you take the photograph. If you took the photo originally and did not take a photo of someone else's photo, then you own the copyright rights in that picture. That does not mean you can distribute the photograph of the nude person without their consent in that they may have rights to privacy. However, if distribution/copying is not a problem, then as the owner of the copyright, you have the exclusive right to make copies of it or license someone else to do so. While the copyright rights attach immediately, the realistic ability to enforce the right to prevent others from making copies remains an important question.
If the facts are: You created the photograph and sold a copy to someone else then, yes, they can resell or give away that actual copy. It is like when you buy a book. You own the book and you can resell the book. However, as the book owner, you do not own the copyright in the book. Best to consult with local copyright counsel so that you fully understand all the issues which may be involved in your situation.
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