Question: Copyrights?

Our PTO started a successful fundraiser last year. It is a flag football game between law enforcement and firefighters in our area. We had our second event just this past weekend. We had 2 women from photography companies show up and take pictures and at least one of those women are now offering those photos for sale. We certainly do not mind people taking pictures but have a problem with photos being taken to be sold for profit. Is there some action we as a PTO can take to make sure this doesn't happen again next year? We plan to write something about not being able to use any photo or video recordings for profit but not sure how far that will get us. Thanks in advance!

Asked by Anonymous



Advice from PTO Today

Rose H writes:
Hi there,
You may want to get in touch with the photographers to let them know they should get permission from parents before they use/distribute and/or sell those photos. if you are holding this event at a public location, it is hard to prevent them outright from taking photos and control what they choose to do with those photos. I can see how this would bother your group, however.


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