Can I shoot this or not? Can I sell it if I shoot it? What are my rights as a photographer? What rights do you have as a property owner? What are protections do you have simply because you’re in a public area?

These are questions that as iPhoneographers we face every time we take a photo. Today’s cool link “Top 10 Misconceptions about Photography and the Law” is a post by Martha Blanchfield and the content comes from Carolyn Wright, who manages the well-respected

I recommend that everyone with aspirations to display, publish or sell their work to read this link. It’s particularly relevant for street photographers and iPhoneographers who take a lot of photography in public spaces. While not absolute legal advice, the post contains a lot of good guidelines for any photographer on commercial use, when you need a model or property release, when you can photograph people and places in public, copyright and other topics.

“Photographers have many misconceptions about copyright laws and intellectual property rights based on conversations they have had with colleagues and/or inaccurate information obtained from the Internet. My Top 10 List came about as a way to combat the spread of this misinformation,” Wright shares, whose areas of practice deal with intellectual property, including copyright and trademark law, rights of privacy and publicity, and contracts and licensing.

We have unprecedented access to our cameras — our iPhones (I find it hard to believe that Chase Jarvis walks around with a Nikon D90 stuffed in his pocket). This information could potentially save future problems or delays.

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