Laws on taking photos of houses (Environment Spread)

You can take photograph of houses that is from a public place. But In the UK, a person does not have rights in the image of his property and a photograph of a building does not infringe any copyright in the building (Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988).

So, if the image is taken from a public place, or from a place where you have permission to take photographs, it’s legal to take photographs of buildings and to sell them. You could, however, be liable for trespass if you took the photograph from a place that you did not have the right to enter, or where the owner prohibited photography.

If a photograph of a distinctive house is used in advertising, this may infringe the CAP Code (The British Code of Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing), which urges marketeers to obtain written permission before portraying people or their identifiable possessions.

Theoretically, i am aloud to take and use the photos that i have and will take for my work as long as it is from a public place which all of my images are from.


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