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Old Photographs

Community Beginner ,
Feb 01, 2018 Feb 01, 2018

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I have several old photos of my mother and father and other family members which are extremely interesting. I would like to submit some of them to Adobe Stock, however, I do not have releases for the photos and all of the individuals in the photos have been deceased for several years. Is there anyway to submit them without a release? Dyke Shirley 4yrsold.jpg

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Adobe Employee , Feb 02, 2018 Feb 02, 2018
No, you will likely need a release for this content unless you can confirm the people in the photos have been deceased more than 75 years.Kind regards,Mat Hayward

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Feb 02, 2018 Feb 02, 2018

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No, you will likely need a release for this content unless you can confirm the people in the photos have been deceased more than 75 years.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward

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Feb 03, 2018 Feb 03, 2018

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Just out of curiosity, where did that magic number of 75 come from? 

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Feb 03, 2018 Feb 03, 2018

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Hi,

here is an overview of Wikipedia's worldwide pictorial rights laws explanation:

List of countries' copyright lengths - Wikipedia

Why these have been defined in such a way certainly requires deeper research that you can do, but they are now so fixed and binding for every agency that sells pictures.

Greets,

v.poth

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