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Old 04-23-2021, 11:16 PM   #20
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This is an extremely gray area. Laws differ depending on when the image was taken and if it is published or unpublished. A will can define the copyright owner. Images that are published for viewing only will likely never be challenged as you can't claim any financial losses. There is also fair use and orphaned images. There are a lot of images out there that would never see the light of day from deceased individuals. Also, pretty much every historical society would never be able to use an image from a collection that wasn't their own and didn't contain a copyright transfer. I am not sure how they deal with that. I personally have no problem with images from a collection of a deceased individual if they are originals and given proper credit. Big Al dupes are a different issue. All the ones I have are plainly copyrighted on the slide.

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