Social media policy
The images on this website are all rights reserved, but we are happy, and we encourage to share our images and any link to our articles on any social media outlets including by not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Reddit etc
When should I seek permission
If you want to use any of our images as part of a commercial project, for example; advertising, book covers, album art, or to promote an event either in print or digital format including website usage, whether any money is to be gained from the project or not we would please request that you contact us to discuss the usage in order for us to consider allowing the use. Where any money is to be gained from the project whether directly or indirectly as advertising or use on websites which contain advertisements including but not limited to Google Adsense then licencing fees will apply. We price our images fairly and competitively in respect of comparative stock websites and offer flexible licencing terms.
Who owns the copyright on photographs?
Under law, it is the photographer who will own copyright on any photos he/she has taken, with the following exceptions:
If the photographer is an employee of the company the photos are taken for, or is an employee of a company instructed to take the photos, the photographer will be acting on behalf of his/her employer, and the company the photographer works for will own the copyright.
If there is an agreement that assigns copyright to another party.
In all other cases, the photographer will retain the copyright, if the photographer has been paid for his work, the payment will be for the photographer’s time and typically an allocated number of prints. The copyright to the photos will remain with the photographer, and therefore any reproduction without permission would be an infringement of copyright.
Using the work of others
As with all copyright work, you should first obtain permission from the copyright owner before you use someone else’s work. You should also be prepared to pay a fee, as many photographers will charge you for using their work.
Only the copyright owner, (or his/her authorised representative), can give permission, so you should contact the photographer, or his/her company, directly for consent. For images published on the Internet, it is typical to contact the webmaster of the site in the first instance, unless the site provides contact details for the owner of the images.
The copyright owner has no obligation to allow you to use their work, and can refuse permission for any reason.