Under law, it is the photographer/videographer/author who will own copyright on any photos, video, sound or written text, unless there is an agreement that assigns copyright to another party, which is in formal writing. In all other cases, the photographer/videographer/author will retain the copyright. If the photographer/videographer/author has been paid for his work, the payment will be for the photographer/videographer/author’s time and typically an allocated number of prints/digital images or written text/copy. The copyright to the photos, video, text or digital files will remain with the photographer/videographer/author, and therefore any reproduction without permission would be an infringement of copyright. It is contrary to the Copyright Act and strictly illegal to copy or to allow being copied, any photographs, video, sound, text/copy or digital images/files (this includes downloading from our web site or those of our agents).
If you commission a photograph for private and domestic purposes, since 1 August 1989 you generally have the right not to have the photograph exhibited in public such as by broadcasting or website. Our Terms and Conditions upon which we accepted your booking states that we may use the images taken for display, promotional, sale, competition entry and any other purpose without liability or compensation to the client or photographic subject. However, if it is your wish that we limit the use of the images or not use them at all, then you need to make this clear in writing immediately and PRIOR to the session taking place. Please note that our pricing in structured with your permission and cooperation to use the images for our own promotion and marketing purposes and therefore, removal of such permission and cooperation will result in an increase to the fees quoted/charged for your booked service. Clearly, you will be booking our services based on the pictures, video, sound or text/copy you have seen, heard or read by us previously, without this we would not be able to show you our work.
All images/articles contained on this website site are subject to UK Copyright Laws and remain the property of chaosWEBS at all times. No images may be downloaded or used without express permission from the photographer/videographer/author for any purpose whatsoever. chaosWEBS is not responsible for the content of any external websites to which we may link from our site.
Individuals and Company’s with permission to download our images for professional promotion
If chaosWEBS have granted permission or provided a link or CD to images for you to download, (that is where we have worked in conjunction with a mutual client) a License will be granted that you are required to acknowledge prior to downloading the images. This license can also be viewed by clicking here. In all other cases where the work has been commissioned, the images are made available under a different license, which can be viewed by clicking here.
Copyright Act 1988 as amended