Promotional photos of that include printed music
Date: November 3, 2012
To the best of your knowledge, is there any copyright violation when an organization has promotional candid pictures of rehearsal in which the title of the music the choir is singing is plainly visible?
Last year our GD brushed out all titles that appeared in photos to avoid any copyright violation. This year I told her it was an unnecessary step, as most publishers/composers would appreciate the free publicity. Is that a safe assumption? I can't imagine that the likeness of the front page of a Lawson-Gould publication (for instance) would be so tightly protected that it couldn't appear in promotional material of the choir. However, assumptions can come back to haunt you, so I thought I would ask.
Thank you for your responses.
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota