Copyrights regarding photographs: 10 rules for all users of professional photography

I found this online….unfortunately i don’t know anymore where  I found it.

I would love to link the information to the respective author/owner.

Copyright ownerships is not the intension with this post.

Copyrights regarding photographs: 10 rules for all users of professional photography

  1. Respect the copyrights of the owner regarding the work displayed on this site
  2. Always ask the photographer for permission to use any photo in any way
  3. Do not rely upon the opinion of others; only the photographer can authorize the use of any photo by a third party
  4. Always define clear terms of agreement concerning use and fee
  5. Use a photo only for the purposes you have agreed upon
  6. Always try to trace the photographer of a photo; never use a photo when the photographer is unknown
  7. Always make the name of the photographer visible in any used photo.
  8. Never edit or modify a photo without written permission of the photographer
  9. Be aware of the rights that others may have considering a specific photo. They also must give permission for usage
  10. Always send a copy of proof of any publication to the photographer


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