[Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Fri Jul 27 07:35:47 UTC 2012

On 07/26/12 3:51 PM, Anthony wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Ray Saintonge<saintonge at telus.net>  wrote:
>> Copyrights wouldn't apply because you own the copyrights in the pictures you
>> take.
> Maybe.  You own the copyright fully if you are the sole contributor of
> the creative input which went into the picture.  If someone else also
> contributed, then you might own the copyright in the picture as a
> derivative work (extending only to your contributions), or as a work
> of joint authorship.  And joint works in the UK are quite different
> from joint works in the US.  To grant a license on a UK joint work,
> you need the permission of all the joint owners.  (It's also possible
> that you don't own the copyright at all in a picture you take, because
> you didn't contribute anything copyrightable, but that's unlikely to
> be the case in this sort of scenario.
I don't see that joint authorship enters into this at all. I think it's 
safe to assume that the one holding the camera is the one making the 
creative decisions about the photos. From the IOC's perspective the 
presence of a joint owner is marginal.


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