photographs, not just ours, are automatically copyright to the photographer who takes them, or the photographic company they are working for, if it is a commercial photography operation. This is true in every case, unless the photographer has signed away the copyright as part of a separate agreement.
Copyright, in the case of photographs, means that the photographer has full rights to protect the use of the image he or she has created, and it is an offence under Copyright Law for anyone else to copy, or reproduce the image without:
- Obtaining the written permission of the photographer.
- Agreeing to pay any reproduction fee the photographer may ask.
- Accepting any other conditions the photographer may apply to the use of the image.
Under copyright law in the UK, the copyright on photographs last for 70 years after the death of the photographer, and the penalties for any Breach of Copyright can be very severe, especially in the case of photographs, which have a genuine commercial value.
All photographs on this site are copyright to ‘Aerial Drones’ and this fact is electronically embedded in all our photographic image files.