Intellectual Property Refusal [was: Help]

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Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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My photos were refused because of "INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY" in London.  This is wrong?  Photos taken in a public space ---

Freedom of Panorama. In the UK, there is a specific defence to copyright infringement (known as "Freedom of Panorama") covering some uses of the London skyline. Section 62 CDPA allows third parties to take photographs or make films incorporating buildings or other works of artistic craftsmanship that are permanently situated in public places or premises that are open to the public. Similarly, third parties can broadcast a visual image of these buildings and communicate such photographs to the public without permission from the copyright owner.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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@Zack001,

 

We need to see the pictures. Without we cannot assess the problems. IP very often means logos or other protected elements in the picture. Freedom of Panorama is an argument you can use when getting attacked for copyright infringement, but for stock images, you need to follow the provider's rules which are normally more stringent.

 

If you are new to stock, you should consider these resources: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/tutorials.html
Please read the contributor user manual for more information on Adobe stock contributions: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/user-guide.html
See here for rejection reasons: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/reasons-for-content-rejection.html
and especially quality and technical issues: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/quality-and-technical-issues.html

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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LEGEND ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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Legal arguments cannot be used to get pictures accepted. You cannot assume that Adobe will accept any image that happens to be legal where you happen to be. They are the buyer and can be as picky as they want with their suppliers. Follow their rules, carefully, to the letter.

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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We need to see the image. 

 

Do you have clear and open rights to sell the image content commercially?  Shops, restaurants and store names are protected by IP.  If there's any doubt,  Adobe Stock will reject your image to protect everyone (including you) from possible lawsuit injury.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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