Who Owns Rights For The Cake Fotos, Creator Or Customer?

Decorating By Shang Updated 2 Dec 2011 , 12:54am by AnnieCahill

Shang Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 12:44am
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i've made a wedding cake and since t'was my first, i posted pic of it in a forum asking for members' input on the pricing. i did that after the wedding, of course, but felt i needed to ask as customer felt price was a rip-off. customer then claims i dont have the right to post it as i didnt have the permission. i was the one who made it anyway, and besides, they'd only paid the downpayment during the time i posted the foto. it wasnt for commercial or advertising purposes, only for cake decorator's advice on pricing...for the wedding cake i made and for future orders.

now im confused, did i really have to ask permission before i posted the foto in the forum?

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AnnieCahill Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 12:54am
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Uh, if you take the picture with your own camera, then you own the photo.

If the customer takes the picture with his or her camera, it is that person's photo.

If I go and take a picture of the Hope Diamond at the Natural History Museum, it's not my diamond, but it's my photo.

My crappy picture of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre is my crappy picture.

Copy and paste this into an email and send it to your customer. Did she really find you on a forum?

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