Permissions when photographing on BLM?

5 days 1 hour ago #710438 by Mason Latka
If you are on public land, you don't need permission to photography anything right?  What about publishing or using photos for commercial purposes?  


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4 days 12 hours ago #710520 by JaneK
It's public land, so no.  Go for it.  


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4 days 1 hour ago #710548 by Piechura
You can take whatever you want on public land, but you can't necessarily use it for anything you want. Typically journalistic content and fine art are fair game. Other types of content have more restrictions, because you might be implying for example that someone endorses a particular product. You can't for example take a picture of Taylor Swift from the bushes and then use it to advertise a product, but you could sell it to a celebrity magazine (there have actually be a few cases of photographers suing celebrities who have assumed that just because it's a picture of them, they have the right to use the picture without paying). From what I know, there are a few things that come into it. The first is whether or not the person is identifiable in the picture. And the second is whether they are the subject of the picture or incidental in the picture. So a picture of someone's silhouette walking through a street would be fine, as would a picture of something that happens to include someone else's face in the background or to the side of the frame. Obviously those things are subjective though, so it would be down to a court to decide if it came to that.

That's based on what I know of US law, which isn't a lot. In other countries it's going to be different, of course.


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3 days 9 hours ago #710619 by Joe Peterson
:agree:  good post 


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1 day 15 hours ago #710751 by I shoot RAW
Public land is public land, just don't do anything stupid and your good to go.  

Wasn't me :)
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