walking dead
Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 4:23:19 AM
Hi all

I was in Georgia over the summer and took tons of photos from the walking dead series.

I am wondering, since it was a 'set', can i use them (no actors are in the pics)

Also, can I put "the walking dead" or "walking dead" in tags?
Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 4:48:42 AM
the_grundge wrote:
Hi all

I was in Georgia over the summer and took tons of photos from the walking dead series.

I am wondering, since it was a 'set', can i use them (no actors are in the pics)

Also, can I put "the walking dead" or "walking dead" in tags?


No on all counts. It would be infringement.
Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 5:06:31 AM
You do know about privacy laws and usage of people's images in items you sell, right? Because even though they are not actors, you cannot use their pictures unless you have a signed release. Otherwise they can come back and say you sold it because of their image, and a court might see it that way, as well.
Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 7:47:59 PM
there are NO people in the pics just a bunch of 'burnt out' buildings. I even have a few where they filmed, but its an old abandoned factory.

I understand that I cant use the 'walking dead', but what about the burnt out buildings.

If anyone is familiar with the show, its not like its on a 'set', its in a real town.

For those not familiar, think of it like filming a scene on a street in NY city and in the scene, they had a prop of an old car.

The film crew are gone, but the car is still there.

Is that a no on all accounts?

Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 10:50:41 PM
If you took the photo on private land or an interior shot of the building you would have to get a property release. Also the old car could also be an issue as it too would be covered by intellectual property rights.
Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015 3:33:17 AM
custom_shoez wrote:
If you took the photo on private land or an interior shot of the building you would have to get a property release. Also the old car could also be an issue as it too would be covered by intellectual property rights.

Because the rules for photographic subject are so stringent and when I did a lot of photography, I quickly stopped photographing buildings other than the public ones. If someone other than the public owns it, be very wary of trying to sell either the photo or something on which the photo is used.
Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015 5:15:45 AM
Thank you. Learn something new everyday. No walking dead buildings...Crying Grin
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