If I’m looking to photograph youth sporting events and sell the photos online, what is the legality if I have permission from one parent to photograph their kids at the game but I get other kids in the background?

Asked on September 15, 2014 under Business Law, Massachusetts

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You need the permission from the legal guardians (e.g. parents) of all children. You could, of course, blur out the faces of the other children, or photo shop in faces for which you do have permission; but you cannot sell a picture containing a person's image and profit thereby without the permission of the person or, if a minor, their legal guardian.


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