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stoff74 says

Hello, some time ago, I sent graphicriver a pack of vector silhouettes of some cities: London, Paris, Rome, New York, Sydney and Moscow with the major sights. It was rejected for copyright reasons.

Now I have seen objects by another envato member which shows the silhouettes of the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, and so on.

Does anybody know if there there any copyright protections on one or more silhuettes or sights of these cities? Already thanks for any answer. :)

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dekurvajo says

Yes, there is – not half! But the funny thing is that the local governments has the right and the responsibility to stand by for it. My experience is that, in most cases they dont give a damn. And the worst case i think it would be a notice. I think it’s hardly depends on the size of the matter. Or depends: is it harms to their image or not? Mind that, (more than likely in every country) they always have the right to defend their own property. But more than likely there will be no problem if they don’t recognize any disadvantage in-situ.

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stoff74 says

Alright. Many thanks for your answer, dekurvajo.

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blerc says

+1 to stoff74

Same happened with sculptures and “famous” people, you can not reproduce them. I saw queen Nefertiti’s head with a cat before 2 or 3 days. Not that I want it to be removed, I am just curious if I can also depict let’s say Greek philosophers’ heads.

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quickandeasy Volunteer moderator says

I watched a video interview with Yuri Accurs where he talked about this problem.

He said it varied city to city, but the problems tended to lie with individual buildings which were copyrighted and required permission before being photographed, for example the Chrysler Building in New York.

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dekurvajo says

...which is actually a 100% private building right? How about the Big Ben Quickandeasy? I clearly remember, we had a whole advertising campaign in 2003 where we used the Big Ben as a key visual. From TV-commercial to the smallest leaflet. I dont think so the accounts are even just asked London for any permission. I think we just did it.

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quickandeasy Volunteer moderator says

I’m not a lawyer, I wouldn’t know.

I’m simply stating what was talked about during the video.

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