It is illegal to reproduce photographs taken by a professional
photographer or other copyrighted material without the permission
of the copyright owner even if it does not include a © symbol
As with any image, your possession of a copy of an image does not
give you any rights to use it as you wish. Only the copyright owner,
or the owner's legal agent, can give you permission to copy, distribute,
or publicly display the image
Things we ALLOW you to do without getting OUR written permission
CAN - place photo in a advertisement if original photo is paid
CAN - place photo on personal web page if original photo is paid in
Things we DO NOT ALLOW you to do without getting OUR written permission
CAN NOT - Scan photo to make any reproductions
CAN NOT - Photocopy any photo
CAN NOT - Alter any photo
CAN NOT - Crop photo to remove photographer signature
CAN NOT - Resell any photo
If you have something you would like to do and you are not sure
if you need our written permission please contact us. Don't face the
VIOLATING COPYRIGHT LAWS
Actual Damages & profits -
The copyright owner is entitled to recover the actual damages suffered
by him or her as a result of the infringement, and any profits of
the infringer that are attributable to the infringement and are not
taken into account in computing the actual damages.
Statutory Damages -
The copyright owner may elect at any time before judgment is rendered,
to recover, instead of actual damages and profits, an award of statutory
damages for all infringements involved in the action, with respect
to any one work, in a sum of not less than $750 or more than $30,000
as the court considers just.
WHAT IS COPYRIGHT?
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United
States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of "original works
of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic,
and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available
to both published and unpublished works. Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright
Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to
do and to authorize others to do the following:
To reproduce the work in copies.
To prepare derivative works based upon the work
To distribute copies of the work to the public by sale or other transfer
of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending.
To perform the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic,
and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other
To display the copyrighted work publicly, in the case of literary,
musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial,
graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a
motion picture or other audiovisual work.
It is illegal for anyone to violate any of the rights provided by
the copyright law to the owner of copyright. However, limited uses
of copyrighted works are permitted upon payment of specified royalties
and compliance with statutory conditions. For further information
about the limitations of any of these rights, consult the copyright
law or write to the Copyright Office.
HOW LONG COPYRIGHT PROTECTION ENDURES?
Works Originally Created on or after January 1, 1978
A work that is created (fixed in tangible form for the first time)
on or after January 1, 1978, is automatically protected from the moment
of its creation and is ordinarily given a term enduring for the author's
life plus an additional 70 years after the author's death. In the
case of "a joint work prepared by two or more authors who did
not work for hire," the term lasts for 70 years after the last
surviving author's death. For works made for hire, and for anonymous
and pseudonymous works (unless the author's identity is revealed in
Copyright Office records), the duration of copyright will be 95 years
from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever is shorter.
If you would like any other information on copyrights or copyright
laws, please go to:
US Copyright Office's Web Site (http://www.loc.gov/copyright/