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The London correspondent of an exchange hopes that Mr Justice North's photograph deoißion will dispose once for all of the popular fallacy respecting property m private photographs. Sundry unsorupqloua photographers have olaimed the right to sell and eihibit photographs of their customers against their will, and although they had been paid for taking them. Efforts to prevent this have been made m the past by legal opinions affirming the legal right of a photographer to do what he liked with negatives, or impresBions irom neßativeß. The Court has now blown this contention to the winds. " The photographer," said Mr Justice North, " is wholly m the wrong;" and he peremptorily enjoined him against both exhibition and sale. The negative belongs to the photographer ; the copyright belongs to the person pbptogaphed.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2072, 25 February 1889

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2072, 25 February 1889