I run a website which is a fans site of a football team (Australian Rugby league).
Someone on the site took some photos of the team at the game on the weekend and posted themo n the forum, the football club contacted me and asked me to remove them because they breach copyright. I find it hard to see how photo’s a fan took can breach copyright, No one signed a disclaimer to get in the ground and wasnt asked to not take photo’s.
Whats the deal. Are these actually in breach of copyright?
Do i have to comply?
After all teh photo’s belong to the photographer dont they?
If the player image is owned then what happens if i see a player on the street and get a photo with that player, does the club then own the copyright to that as well?
I dont get it