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Q: I have images that are far past copyright. They have probably been used in image collections that are copyrighted.

Can I use them or are they now copyrighted?

Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick answered on Oct 4, 2020

What do you mean by "past copyright"? Are the images in the public domain? Please clarify your question. Thank you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Copyright for Maine on
Q: Can you publish a picture of someone in a book without their consent or knowledge?

When I was a minor I had a photo shoot done for a photo that was to be put in a book that had a limited; exclusive release of only 200 copies. My parents, nor I never signed anything, and I was never given any credit or compensation. This year, the picture was published again in a different book,... Read more »

William C. Head
William C. Head answered on Aug 16, 2017

This all depends on the paperwork signed at the photo shoot. That will likely control your legal rights.

Here are 15 possible candidates that may be able to help you. I suspect most will tell you (by phone) if it is something they will consider handling. If the publisher of the mass...
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