When you hire a professional photographer you pay a License fee which grants you permission and the non-exclusive and non-transferable right to “Use” digital copies of original photographs for a specific period of time and for a specific Use – sort of like renting a hotel room or leasing an automobile – you do not own the room or automobile, you simply pay for the right to use it temporarily.
The Photographer retains Ownership and Copyright of the Work and Rights to Use and sell the Work indefinitely, in all forms including and not limited to the Photographers own Use for any personal or commercial portfolio, advertising, marketing, display and for resale in both print and digital media.
You may not give copies of our photos to any contractors, builders, manufacturers and or sub-contractors. They must License the Work from the Photographer directly if they wish to Use our Work in any manner. You may not resell our Work.
The internet makes digital transfer all to easy these days but “copy and paste convenience” does not bypass License or Copyright Laws or give anyone the right to Use Copyright-protected material for commercial or any other purpose without License, Permission and a fee paid thereof.
All photographs from California Property Photography (“The Photographer”) are the exclusive Intellectual Property of The Photographer and are protected under U.S. and International Copyright Laws. Any reproduction of said Digital or Print images and photographs is strictly prohibited. Use of any image for another photographic concept or illustration is a violation of copyright.The Photographers intellectual property may not be copied to another computer, transmitted, published, reproduced, stored, manipulated, projected, or altered in any way, including without limitation any reproduction, digitization or synthesizing of the images, alone or with any other material, by use of computer or other electronic means or any other method or means now or hereafter known for any other purpose other than the Marketing and Advertising of The Property by a Licensee without the written permission of The Photographer and payment of a fee or arrangement thereof.
In the event that an infringement is discovered you will be notified by certified mail and invoiced the industry standard TRIPLE FEE for unauthorized usage to be paid within 10 days of receipt of said invoice. Additionally you could be prosecuted for Copyright Infringement in U.S. Federal Court where you will be subject to a fine of statutory damages, actual damages and any additional profits as well as our court costs and attorneys’ fees. If you need to License a California Property Photography image for use in your Company’s Advertising, Marketing and/or Company Materials or promotional campaign, please contact us at email@example.com
Read about a breach of Copyright – a Florida architectural photographer was awarded $12 Million for unauthorized use of just seven of her images here, another case here. U.S. Copyright Law and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code http://www.copyright.gov/