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Old 03-13-12, 12:28 AM   #2
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I'm no expert on this, but I think some things come into play here: (1) was it a work for hire (did the promoter pay you) and (2) was the performance in a public place.

If it was in a public place I don't think you have much recourse against the photographer unless s/he uses the photo for a commercial purpose, such as to promote a line of clothing or a travel agency, etc.

If it was a work for hire, that is, if the promoter paid you, I doubt you have any recourse, either, because it's assumed that your being hired means that your performance belongs to the promoter.

I think the only time you can safely say that you own the photos is when you have someone photograph you. Otherwise it probably belongs to the photographer or the promoter.

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