If I take pictures of our local high school and want to post a gallery of pictures for parents to buy, do I

need consent to post the photos?

The pictures are all taken in a public place.

Asked on January 1, 2018 under Business Law, Wyoming


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you do--you need parental consent for students under age 18, and of the student him/herself for any age 18 or older. People (or their parents, if they are minors) control the economic or commercial use of their images: i.e. you can't sell or market for sale someone's picture without their consent.

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