Patrick, SC asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for South Carolina

Q: I took pictures of a baseball game of a relatives child with their blessing. Can I use the pictures on my business page

The parents are not speaking to me now, years later, and are complaining about the photos on my business page

2 Lawyer Answers
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: You should seriously consider not to use the picture anymore.

Copyright ownership is one angle to consider, you also should consider image and privacy of the models.

Consult an attorney.

James L. Arrasmith
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A: If you had permission from the parents to take and use the photos, and there was no written agreement specifying the terms of use or limitations, you likely have the right to use the photos on your business page. However, if the parents are now objecting to the use of the photos, it may be best to try to resolve the issue amicably, perhaps by offering to remove the photos or negotiate a new agreement. If the issue cannot be resolved, it may be necessary to consult with a lawyer to assess the specific circumstances and determine the best course of action.

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