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Marek W
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« on: August 01, 2019, 04:34:04 am »

Greetings folks!

Wanted to ask: I buy 35mm slides on Ebay, often ships. Am I allowed to post scanned slides here. Obviously they were not taken by me, but I do have a very high end slide scanner and these photos do go back in time a little bit. I see people here posting some B&W scans which I doubt were taken by them.
Thanks for helping with this!

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2019, 05:47:14 am »

Hello!

Whether you took the picture or not is not the primary question.

Of course, the primary goal of this site is that it is a place where members show their pictures which they took (correct me if I'm wrong).

But many members including myself are posting pictures which other people took - relatives, friends, ...


The main question is: do you have the copyright?


Even if a picture, print, slide, negative is sold, the copyright remains with the photographer. In my jurisdiction until 70 years after the photographer's death if I remember right.

To post a picture on this site you are required to state the photographer's name and have the copyright of the picture you are going to post.

If you are not sure about this, please don't post!

I have lots of pictures I bought myself which I don't post because the photographer and origin are unclear.

Please see the site standards regarding this topic:

http://www.shipspotting.com/support/faq.php?category=Copyright


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Michael.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2019, 05:49:38 am »

Thank you Michael! This answers my question in great detail.
I will try to find out if I can track down the photographer. Until then, no posting.

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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2019, 10:09:38 am »

Thank you Marek for asking the question - and Michael for your perfect answer.

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2019, 01:01:21 am »

UPDATE:

So I emailed the seller of the slides and he was able to provide me with a name that was written on another batch they had from the same person. Doing some research, I sadly learned that the photographer of these slides had passed away in 2007. (RIP)
I assume that with the original owner of these photos being deceased, I am allowed to post?

I am attaching a link to his obituary where one of his friends specifically mentions his knowledge of cruise ships:

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/peter-sieux-obituary?pid=88160435

Again, thank you for helping with this.

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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2019, 09:02:22 am »

The Berne Convention stipulates that the duration of the term for copyright protection is the life of the author (or photographer) plus at least 50 years after their death. The copyright would normally transfer to the deceased's estate until it expired. So, without the copyright holder's permission, you should not post and, where permission has been granted, the photo should be duly accredited.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2019, 02:32:33 pm »

I would credit the photo whether the original photographer was dead or alive. That's a given. But I didn't know about the post death restrictions.
Ok, thanks for clarifying. At this point, I'm giving up.
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Marek
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