Legal Help

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Public copyright laws, buildings and parks.

In rare cases you are not allowed to publish for commercial gain regardless if you have taken a picture from public land. For example, you can take a picture of the Eiffel Tower, however if the lights are on, you can't as the lights are subject to copyright laws.

National Trust/English Heritage/Royal Parks images. Images taken on NT land or Crown land is subject to their own rules and regulations. Please have written permission which you can submit to Photo4Me after upload.

The London Underground. You need a permit to take images in the underground. Please respect their rules and regulations.

Images who do not adhere to these rules and regulation will be subject to removal.

All images are subject to laws and are solely responsibility of the photographer. If copyright was breached, the responsibility would fall on the photographer and not P4M. When uploading, you have selected the box "I own the copyright" which absolves P4M from any wrong doing. If an organization were to contact us, we would cooperate to the best of our abilities and adhere to all requests.


Links:
London Underground:
https://www.tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/filming-opportunities/filming-on-the-tube/guide-to-filming-and-photography?intcmp=7385

Eiffel Tower:
http://euobserver.com/justice/126375
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2831331/Tourists-warned-breaking-law-taking-photos-Eiffel-Tower-night-sharing-images-Facebook-ILLEGAL.html

National Trust:
http://www.nationaltrustimages.org.uk/photographic-access

National Trust Sites:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Trust_properties_in_England

Example of a park permit:
http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/leisure/parks-openspaces/usingparks.aspx

Trafalgar Square:
https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/arts-culture/trafalgar-square/managing-trafalgar-square

Canary Wharf:
http://group.canarywharf.com/media/film-photography-permits/

Chester Zoo:
http://www.chesterzoo.org/footer/terms-and-conditions


11.2 Any photographs and/or video or other image recordings
which you take whilst on the Zoo premises (*Images*) are deemed to be
for personal domestic use only. Filming and/or photography for Public
Broadcast, commercial purposes, training or student projects are
strictly prohibited without the express prior written agreement of the
Zoo. For the purposes of this clause 11.2, *Public Broadcast *means
transmitting Images to a group of more than 10 people at one time,
including by radio or television. Please contact us on 01244 380280 for
further information in this regard.

11.3 For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this clause 11
prevents you from uploading personal Images to social media websites to
share for domestic purposes only.

Westminster signs:
http://www.designweek.co.uk/news/westminster-street-sign-design-protected-by-copyright/1135568.article

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7335994.stm

Commonwealth games:
http://www.pinsentmasons.com/PDF/Commonwealth-Games-Legal-Update-June-2013.pdf

Imperial War Museums
Must speak with the Image Sales and Licensing team, you cannot sell commercial photography without it - email them.

LEGO:
We have spoken directly with LEGO regarding using their product, creating art and selling it. They have specifically said no that is not possible.

Disney:
Disney is very strict and protective of their copyright, anything that is owned by Disney cannot be uploaded and sold. Even if you did take a picture on public land of a Disney place, building, figure, product it will not be accepted.

Copenhagen Little Mermaid.
Copyright belongs to the Erikson Estate who have been known to go after commercial enterprises aggressively.
http://petapixel.com/2014/08/20/try-publish-picture-statue-denmark-youd-better-ready-pay/

Cemeteries
Most cemetery's are fine however there are a few which require paid entry and have restrictions.

Memorial Highgate Cemetery Requires a release / permission.
Kensal Green Cemetery is paid entry and "private land".

The Old John is a registered Trademark (Registration No 2272671, dated 2003) of the Bradgate Park Trust as are the styles "Bradgate" and "Bradgate Park". You will need to contact Bradgate park to enter into a bespoke licence arrangement should you wish to sell the images commercially.