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Inconsistent Image Review Process (IP)

Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 06, 2018 Aug 06, 2018

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A week or so ago, my image of the memorial monument (called Soul Consoling Tower) at Manzanar National Historic Site was accepted. Today, a similar image taken from a different perspective and in portrait rather than landscape orientation was rejected for "Intellectual Property Refusal". It's a cemetery monument at a public site, so I'm not sure why it is considered IP. Anyone have any idea why one image is accepted and another rejected?

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 08, 2018 Aug 08, 2018
In my opinion, the only logical conclusion is the inscription. This makes the image identifiable - therefore you would need a release for the image. So, it was probably an oversight by the moderator. Other structures like the Golden Gate Bridge probably come under a different category. The whole topic of IP rights, I think is a can of worms!

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Adobe Employee , Aug 10, 2018 Aug 10, 2018
Even if photography is encouraged, that does not mean that "commercial" photography is allowed. The moderation team is made up of many individuals. We cannot know the specific permissions allowed by all locations in the world therefor in many cases we are required to make a judgement call based on past experience with other images of a similar nature. In most cases, the moderators are told to err on the side of caution. I'm sure that is what happened here. My opinion is that both photos probably...

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Aug 09, 2018 Aug 09, 2018

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Yes! JH

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