I'm not too good with remembering famous photographers, but wasn't some rural photographer named Farmer (I think that's why I remember thisguy's name) made famous this way? I think it was a collector ofold photographs who collected nothing but his photographs and and published a book on his works. Now, apparently his photographs are worth bajillions and guess who has most of them? The guy who collected and reproduced them. Find out what this guy did from legally and I'd say you are in the clear.

Regards, Art.