The purchase of prints, comes with a single License to be displayed for personal use without a watermark.
“Copyright” describes the rights given to creators for their literary and artistic works.
But we often don’t consider copyright when we look at our family photos, or go to get them copied. Even though it is so easy to copy an image—with scanners, photo-quality printers, and copy stations—it is still illegal.
Redistribution of Prints, copies, or scans is prohibited
With the purchase of a web-ready image, you agree, to only post on your own blog. You agree to NEVER alter, manipulate or crop out the watermark in the lower right corner of the image.
When Posting images on a Blog, a link to the photographers website will get you a link back to your post and a comment, with a link to additional photos from the shoot.
Distribution of the digital copy of the image by e-mail or printing is Prohibited
Other usage of Photos for Schools, Newspapers and other media outlets is available.
Things to remember about copyright:
- Copyright is a property right.
- Just because you buy a print does not mean you have purchased the copyright.
- Professional photographers are the smallest of small copyright holders.
- Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation.
- Photographers have the exclusive right to reproduce their photographs (right to control the making of copies).
- Unless you have permission from the photographer, you can’t copy, distribute (no scanning and sending them to others), publicly display (no putting them online), or create derivative works from photographs.
- A photographer can easily create over 20,000 separate pieces of intellectual property annually.
- Professional photographers are dependent on their ability to control the reproduction of the photographs they create.
- It affects their income and the livelihood of their families.
- Even small levels of infringement—copying a photo without permission—can have a devastating impact on a photographer’s ability to make a living.
- Copyright infringements—reproducing photos without permission—can result in civil and criminal penalties.
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