What is Copyright?
US Copyright Law provides the photographer with the exclusive right to control and authorize the reproduction, distribution or display of his photographs. Interested parties have the legal responsibility to obtain permission to use any copyrighted materials. This permission is granted with a license agreement from the copyright holder.
What is a License?
A license is merely a simple written contract that grants limited rights to use a photograph in exchange for an agreed upon fee. The party paying for the photo is the "licensee of record." Keep your invoice and license agreement, it is your proof that you have legally obtained the rights to use the photo.
Restrictions on Photographs
All photographs and digital images appearing in this web site are the intellectual property of Scott Teven and are protected under United States and International copyright law. Displayed images on this website are not within Public Domain. Without permission, this intellectual property may not be copied to another computer, transmitted, published, stored, manipulated, projected or reproduced in any way. Removal of copyright notice or contact information on the digital images is prohibited. Images may not be altered in any way or synthesized to create another visual concept or illustration. In the event of an infringement, you may be prosecuted for Copyright Infringement in U S Federal Court where you could be subject to a fine of US$100,000 statutory damages as well as all court costs and attorneys' fees. By entering this site you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this agreement.
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