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Donn Bly

Photographer's Rights

What I haven't yet figured out is that since I as photographer have exclusive rights to any picture or video that I have personally taken in any area where privacy is not presumed (which is the law in the United States, including Illinois) how the state can then claim that neither I nor a third party have the right to process the images or possess a digital representation of them?

The two are mutually exclusive, so I would assume that they presume that the latter preempts the first -- but the law doesn't allow for such a preemption. I'm just waiting for the counter-suite from some lawyer trying to get rich.

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