Can similar shots of a landmark get copyright?

What if two or more people take virtually the same image of a landmark or landscape, etc. How does that work out in this discussion?

Jeffrey S. on March 17, 2012

Anyone is free to photograph the same public viewpoint of a landmark or landscape; it’s the use of the actual photograph that constitutes copyright infringement. If you and someone else take similar photos of a landmark, the other person can use their photo of the landmark but not your photo of the landmark. However, if you copy the creativity in someone’s photo (some unique and original way they have added their expression) then their creativity can have copyright protection.

originality, public viewpoint

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