With music the composer holds the copyright on the music AND
the singer/band holds the secondary copyright, subject to the
With photography it's the same. The original photographer holds the copyright on the picture. Anyone who has permission to copy the photograph and changes it to digital form holds a secondary copyright. You may not copy the digital photo and change it without permission.
If you violate either copyright, you may be sued for damages. One chain store copy service was successfully sued for over 1,000,000 dollars for letting someone copy a photograph without the photographers permission. The Internet changes nothing. If you didn't take the original picture and you don't have permission to use the picture, you can be sued for copying Internet images.
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