Intellectual Property Refusals

Nov 02, 2017

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Adobe seems to be playing politics or being overly safe when it comes to rejecting images that supposedly violate their Intellectual Property guidelines. I submitted several shots of the Women's March in Park City Utah and it was rejected. Here's one of them. They were all shot on a public street. Elements in the scene are in a public space. This was a public event. What gives?

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It would depend on the shot and what is visible. If there was visible signage for trademarked businesses or events then yes. Especially if there was Sundance signage we could not accept it.

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Intellectual Property Refusals

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Adobe seems to be playing politics or being overly safe when it comes to rejecting images that supposedly violate their Intellectual Property guidelines. I submitted several shots of the Women's March in Park City Utah and it was rejected. Here's one of them. They were all shot on a public street. Elements in the scene are in a public space. This was a public event. What gives?

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It would depend on the shot and what is visible. If there was visible signage for trademarked businesses or events then yes. Especially if there was Sundance signage we could not accept it.

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Coincidentally, I was at the front of this parade snapping photos also. This type of content is great for editorial use however we do not accept editorial content from individual contributors. We are selling a commercial license so you would need a signed model release from all recognizable people and a property release signed by the Sundance Film Festival since their trademarked elements are also visible.

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So you would consider a shot of main street, not during any particular event, a violation your IP Policy?

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It would depend on the shot and what is visible. If there was visible signage for trademarked businesses or events then yes. Especially if there was Sundance signage we could not accept it.

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