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punkfolkrocker Cecil Sharp's photos for sale. Illegal? (43) RE: Cecil Sharp's photos for sale. Illegal? 29 Sep 21

Ok.. I need to think about this slightly related situation..

My dad was a factory machine operative and keen semi-pro photograper.
He photographed all kinds of family, factory and Pub social occasions
around our old council estate and small market town.

So, the images may now have some social history value from the 1950s to 1970s.

He died about 25 years ago.

I used to work in photography before I got sick of the people in that industry,
and digital photography helped put me out of work..
But one of my favourite jobs was as photo archivist for an industrial museum back in the 1980s.
I also worked on a social/folk history book project for a commmunity education project..

That's areas of my personal background..

So, I'm now clearing out my old family council house,
and have finally got off my arse and taken possession of dads's negatives.
I need to find time to clean and scan the large collection of negs...

I hate petty legalistic bureaucracy, but will have to take copyright seriously
if I decide some of my father's images may be of use to working class social history projects,
or maybe monetizing some how...???

Question is, who has copyright - me or deceased dad...?????

Obviously there are no written documents / wills,
we were a good traditional old fashioned factory council estate family...

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