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Breach of Contract For Selling Sports Photos Licensing

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by zhaveman0124, Feb 23, 2014.

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  1. zhaveman0124

    zhaveman0124 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    In the scenario where I have taken a photo at a professional sports event, and my ticket says that I cannot use any photos for "commercial use," is it a breach of contract to sell my photo to a photo agency such as Getty Images to license for editorial purposes? My question is what constitutes "commercial use." Is the fact that I would make money off of the sale commercial even though it will be used for editorial purposes?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    If you sold the photo that constitutes "commercial use".
    You could NEVER make enough money doing that, so why bother?
    People tend to be overly protective of certain photographs and images, therefrom.
    Save yourself the aggravation, and just don't do it, unless you want to waste time (and perhaps treasure) feuding over pixels in a stuffy courtroom.
     

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