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Who owns the rights to a photographic image is a nuanced question, largely controlled by your agreement and relationship with the photographer. In many cases, the photographer owns the rights to the image, and copying that image without the photographer’s consent can be an infringing use of the image. One exception to that usual rule is the Work Made for Hire doctrine, but whether your particular situation falls within that exception is a legal question and can only be answered by a lawyer—since LegalZoom is not a law firm, we cannot provide legal advice on this issue. We can, however, refer you to an attorney qualified to advise you further. If you want to take advantage of this service, please go to http://attorneyconnect.legalzoom.com for more information.

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