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    • circushead
    • By circushead 3rd May 18, 9:25 PM
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    circushead
    Can I stop a club using pictures of my car in their publication without my permission
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    • 3rd May 18, 9:25 PM
    Can I stop a club using pictures of my car in their publication without my permission 3rd May 18 at 9:25 PM
    Hi All

    Does anyone know the legalities around using pictures of cars in magazines. Pictures of various parts of my classic car have been appearing in a club magazine without my permission or consent. I am not a member of this club but was when the pictures were taken. There is no registration plate showing but I know ifs my car that's being used.

    Do I have the right legally to ask them to stop doing this. They are not crediting me or my car in any way and I don't want them using pictures of any part of my car in their magazine.

    Can I do anything to stop this?

    Best Regards
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    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 4th May 18, 2:43 PM
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    The things some people get themselves in a tizz about!
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 4th May 18, 4:43 PM
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    There is lots about "Photographer's Rights" on the internet
    This one is worth a look.
    http://www.sirimo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/ukphotographersrights-v2.pdf

    Basically as I understand it, in the UK you "own" that particular car, you do not own the rights to the design or "likeness". The maker owns that.
    Also I would think that a club magazine would be considered "non-commercial use"
    So I don't think you have any recourse apart from asking politely.
    "Luck happens where hard work meets opportunity"
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 4th May 18, 6:06 PM
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    So I don't think you have any recourse apart from asking politely.
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    Going off their posts so far I'm guessing politeness went out of the window between them awhile ago...
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 4th May 18, 6:11 PM
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    Looks like it never became law to block/obscure reg. plates for cars photographed on public land:

    https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/52072

    You have no case to stop these photos, I'm afraid. Best to forget it and move on, why fixate upon something you cannot change?
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
    • Richard53
    • By Richard53 5th May 18, 1:44 AM
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    Richard53
    Looks like it never became law to block/obscure reg. plates for cars photographed on public land:

    https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/52072
    Originally posted by Robisere
    Three signatures in six months. Obviously a burning issue.
    An hour alone spells freedom to the slave.
    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 5th May 18, 7:19 AM
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    What? Itís every classic car enthusiasts dream to get their car in every magazine possible, more so on the front cover! This is what itís all about. Pictures of your pride and joy for all the hard work youíve put into it over the years.

    More coverage means better chance of a sale if you decided to part with it.I had an old 1970ís 911 and worked hard on it to restore it. When it was looking nice it started popping up on a few forums and in one magazine. Itís been years now but sometimes I see the picture and it puts a smile on my face.

    At the time, I sold it for good money. They knew the car cause they had seen it online so knew how much care had gone into it and that it had been well looked after.

    A classic car enthusiast who doesnít want his car picture published anywhere isnít a real enthusiast.

    Perhaps the reality of it is youíve fallen out with the club and are now being a bit anal about the pictures.
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 5th May 18, 7:31 AM
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    Of course you can, quite easily....




    ......all you have to do is sell the car.
    Politics -
    from the words Poli, meaning many
    and tics meaning blood sucking parasites


    (thanks to Kinky Friedman (or Larry Hardman) for the quote}
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 8th May 18, 5:21 PM
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    Of course you can, quite easily....




    ......all you have to do is sell the car.
    Originally posted by martinthebandit
    But that's likely to need pictures of the car - vicious circle
    Last edited by k3lvc; 09-05-2018 at 12:59 PM.
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 8th May 18, 7:09 PM
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    But that's likely to need pictures of the car - viscious circle
    Originally posted by k3lvc
    But, but he could point people in the direction of the auto club ......
    Politics -
    from the words Poli, meaning many
    and tics meaning blood sucking parasites


    (thanks to Kinky Friedman (or Larry Hardman) for the quote}
    • MEM62
    • By MEM62 9th May 18, 11:14 AM
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    It's not about the money. I'm no longer in the club and don't want them using pictures of my car.
    Originally posted by circushead

    If your car was parked in a publicly accessible place then people can photograph it and use those photos as they wish. You don't have a right over the images just because it is your car. Draw a line and get on with life.
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