awaisjd From Australia, joined Feb 2013, 2 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2899 times:
I have a question to ask which might not be suited to this forum but someone might have some information in regards,
I wish to use images of vintage airliners which i have taken myself or bought of someone here from the gallery. If i intend to uuse that image on a tshirt and use that for commercial use, is it only a matter of purchasing the image from the photographer? Or are there copyright issues with the content of the image. For example i intend to use an image of the B17 bomber. Would there be any copyrights to use the B17 on my tshirts? Any help would be appretiated.
awaisjd From Australia, joined Feb 2013, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2873 times:
I understand that .. but my question is in regards the actual content which is the Aircraft. Are there any copyrights on the aircraft itself. Do i have to pay for copyrights to the photographer and the american government or whoever owns rights to the plane?
ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 732 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2849 times:
I believe US government works are copyright free anyway - that is, the markings on the aircraft, not the photograph itself which is copyrighted to the photographer. With regard to airlines you may have an issue in using the trademarks of the airline for such purposes (different rules than copyright) though I would think that in the case of vintage airlines any trademark protection would have lapsed.