Chapter 12: Legal Matters

It has already been mentioned in previous chapters: Without contracts and knowledge of the legal basics, nothing goes in stock photography. Unfortunately, stock photography is also the area of photography that has the most legal pitfalls you should watch out for.

One reason is that there are usually people on the photos and another is that the photos are meant to be used for advertising purposes and ideally made available for sale worldwide. As a result, the applicable laws are numerous and can differ between regions.

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