One of my images was flagged for not having a property release form submitted.
I need some help with this matter.
This image as you can see is of two objects that I bought at a flea market. I own them and took the photograph. They hang on the front wall of my house as a decoration. How does this fall under a property release issue. Do I have to fill out the form with my name as owner ,etc.etc.
I have no idea who was the creator of these objects.
Any info would be appreciated.
Property release? Must be the little house!
Actually, I think that's a mistake. What it clearly needs is an intellectual property release for the two artefacts. Imagine if you or your company made these products and found them being used to sell a national brand of friend chicken? Without paying for those rights? What if they didn't approve of fried chicken and wouldn't have approved it anyway? Messy.
You own the artefacts but you don't own the rights to reproduce copies of them commercially. If you don't know who made something that doesn't mean you can bypass the intellectual property release, it means you can't license out the photo.
It might be that a specialist would be able to state that these are examples of a generic type of folk art and unidentifiable. But I doubt that Adobe have a mechanism for taking an expert statement, and anyway where would the legal liability fall if they were wrong?
You would need a release from the maker of these objects, as they are the ones who made these. I guess it is rather impossible to get a release, so you won't be able to upload it here. Bear in mind that anything like this will need a release.