The school didn't produce the posters. The teachers downloaded them from the TES website where any teacher can upload materials they use themselves.
So, the materials don't even belong to the website per their terms and conditions.
My question is about the fact the posters appear at the back of the room, although tiny and barely readable or recognisable, would that constitute copyright infringement that to publish the book with this photograph on the cover?
I understand. in that case you are ok to use the shot.
This is because you are not taking a photo of the actual posters themselves. You are taking it of the classroom
Otherwise everyone that takes a photo with an Iphone in it would be in trouble!
So you can use the photo as the poster is not the main focus
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
So, the fact of taking the photo of the classroom rather than the posters themselves makes any copyright regarding the posters totally irrelevant, right?
Otherwise as the example I gave everyone with an Iphone in shot would be in trouble!
Same would apply for any photograph that would show children with posters in the background, the children being the main focus of the shot?
So, as long as the posters are in the background of any photograph, and not the prime focus, their authors cannot claim any copyright?
That is right. Its not the main focus, yes
Thank you very much for your help.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
May I ask you a question? Do you give private consultancy as well, or only on Just Answer?
Sadly not, its against site rules.
I can do this through JA though
Is there a way to get to always ask you the questions?
Yes - start every question - FOR ALEX W and it comes to me
There are 3 Alex's on here confusingly.
Do you also answer business related questions? (like, I just created a business and would need answers on different topics)
Yes I can help with that and if not I can always pass it onto someone that does
OK. Thanks for your precious help Alex. Very much appreciated.
Happy to help - can I clarify anything else for you?
No, that's it for today. Thanks a lot.
Have a great evening.
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