DRONES, IMAGES, AND COPYRIGHT

Photo Credit: Mark McCollom, CRPAA Founding Member Camera mounted drones are increasingly being used to take images (still pictures and/or videos) of flyover objects. Usually, the person operating the drone will be considered the copyright owner of such images, except where the person who is flying the drone and taking the images is doing so within the scope of his or her employment (a work made for hire). An image that will be distributed or displayed is preferably marked or labeled with a proper copyright notice that identifies the owner, e.g., Copyright 2017 John Doe (or legal entity). This is because...

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