Images of campus outdoor objects

Building architecture, permanently installed sculpture, and other works of artistic craftsmanship on display in public space


Copyright Act permits a sculpture or work of artistic craftsmanship permanently situated in public place to be photographed, if photographing the object is not going against an existing by-law or the property owner’s wishes, and if the photographer is lawfully on the premises.

Some indoor spaces, specifically the wide third floor hallways of the AQ, are considered public spaces. Thus, permanently affixed sculptures in those spaces may be photographed without concern.

Kinds of consent

Normally, consent is not required.

Additionally, the photographer may assume it’s OK to photograph if there is no sign posted prohibiting or restricting photography.

Options to publish

Normally, no publication limitations exist.

References and forms