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    My friend found an image of me and him on Getty Images. It was a picture of us at Comic Con dressed up as generic thugs. Someone else there took the picture and must have sold it to Getty. Is there any way we could claim any of the money that is earned from the picture, and how can I prove to them it's us and we should get some money from it?
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    (Original post by M4keen04)
    My friend found an image of me and him on Getty Images. It was a picture of us at Comic Con dressed up as generic thugs. Someone else there took the picture and must have sold it to Getty. Is there any way we could claim any of the money that is earned from the picture, and how can I prove to them it's us and we should get some money from it?
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    It was a photo taken in public, no form of contract was signed, and you are not the owner of the rights to the photo. You don't really have any claim on compensation really.
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    But I read somewhere that since I dressed up as someone else and it's not a photo of me being me, then I could get copyright for it or something like that, because I did the work to dress as up the character that people are buying photos of, all the credit can't go to the photographer even though they got it out there. It's not just a simple case of a photo being taken in public randomly. If I didn't dress up as that character the photographer wouldn't be making any money from me, hence I part of the credit should go to me, just like part of the credit goes to the photographer for taking the picture.
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    (Original post by M4keen04)
    But I read somewhere that since I dressed up as someone else and it's not a photo of me being me, then I could get copyright for it or something like that, because I did the work to dress as up the character that people are buying photos of, all the credit can't go to the photographer even though they got it out there. It's not just a simple case of a photo being taken in public randomly. If I didn't dress up as that character the photographer wouldn't be making any money from me, hence I part of the credit should go to me, just like part of the credit goes to the photographer for taking the picture.
    If you're so sure you can get something from it, why did you ask the question?
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    I'm not sure, I'm just arguing my point to see if there's maybe an expert here who will agree, I have no experience in this. And I dont know how to actually prove that I should get anything to Getty.
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    Pretty sure the copyright of the photo goes to the photographer..
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    (Original post by M4keen04)
    But I read somewhere that since I dressed up as someone else and it's not a photo of me being me, then I could get copyright for it or something like that, because I did the work to dress as up the character that people are buying photos of, all the credit can't go to the photographer even though they got it out there. It's not just a simple case of a photo being taken in public randomly. If I didn't dress up as that character the photographer wouldn't be making any money from me, hence I part of the credit should go to me, just like part of the credit goes to the photographer for taking the picture.
    Yeah, that's completely wrong.

    Copyright belongs wholly to the owner of the image, aka the person who took it. You allowed your photo to be taken with no written or verbal contract being established for either the rights to the image or right to any share of income from that image, you have no claim on that photographer's intellectual property or the earnings they're making him simply because you are in the picture.
 
 
 
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