This has been talked a bit here but I want to know it clearly. It's often a discution between me and the girlfriend so I figure I'll ask here to get an answer.
Let's say I'm in a public park and see a nice couple holding their hands while walking. I grab my camera and snap them. I can, I'm in a public parc.
Now I do not want to discuss about what is polite/right/ethical to do, I want to know my rights. Answer appropriately.
Now my questions are as follow:
1- Can I put them on my website let's say portfolio if it's an awesome shot? Is that consider advertissement (which I can't do since I don't have their permission) or I have the full right to put them on the internet, without their approval?
2- What if they saw me taking the picture and want me to delete it. The problem is, that is the best picture I ever took. Can I still keep it even if they want me to delete it? Again, can I use it for my portfolio?
3- Let's say I am contacted by someone who saw the picture on my website. He finds it awesome and want a 20x24 print, for his own personnal use, to hang in his living room. Obviously I cannot contact the couple, I don't know them and took the picture 3 years ago (example). Is there a way I can sell the picture or absolutely not?
4- Next situation. I'm in a gymnasium, snapping pictures of teenagers playing soccer. I'm on a private propriety and no sign/rules says no pictures. Can I snap as much as I want and put them on the website?
5- What if someone doesn't want me to take thier picture but it turns out it's the best sport picture I have ever snapped. Do I have the right to put it on my website? I know I could receive a cease and descise letter and would remove it accordingly but if I don't, can I keep it?
I'm sorry it's a lot of questions but I want to know my rights and their rights. If they approach me, I don't want to answer them b*llsh*t.
Thanks to any of you who will answer those questions for me. If you have any experience/reference, I'd be happy to know them