USAGE RIGHTS – IMAGERY COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP – REPRODUCTION RESTRICTIONS
© ironvaultstudio.com – THE SHORT STORY
All imagery created by ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee is protected by US Federal Copyright Law and may not be reproduced in any form without express written permission from Eddie / ironvaultstudio.com. Specific, non-transferable usage rights may be granted to the original client/purchaser of this imagery.
Using images from Eddie Lee requires always photo-credit [©ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee] and copies of all published materials or/plus email notification of website or internet posting, along with the URL.
THE LONG STORY
ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee produces original photographic imagery specifically for its clients. Imagery may be created in the form of color or black&white negatives from which prints are produced, original color (35mm) slides or transparencies, digital images and scans, or videotape. Customarily, ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee retains all original negatives and digital files, releasing prints and/or modified digital files to my clients. Arrangements can be made to purchase these originals, and have them released to the original client-purchaser. When original imagery is in the form of color slides/transparencies, or digital files, only selected original images are released to the client; slide/transparency out-takes and videotapes typically are NOT retained permanently in our files. Selected out-take images may eventually be released to authorized agencies for potential Stock Photography publishing usage.
The original client/purchaser is entitled to all usage rights and other courtesies granted our clients; the original client/purchaser is the party which Eddie / ironvaultstudio.com recognizes as the client for whom the photography was initially created; typically this is the recipient of the invoice (except in the case of an agent who is billed on their behalf).
Copyright Ownership for all imagery is retained by ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee. The rights to use imagery by making reproductions from the original materials [in the form of original prints, digital files, negatives, slides/transparencies, or videotape] may be granted to the original client/purchaser through the transfer of usage rights, which become effective upon payment in full of the respective invoice(s).
What rights are available from me?
PERSONAL USE: Imagery may be used ONLY for personal records, albums, home-display and/or archives only.
ONE-TIME RIGHTS: Imagery may be used only once for a single publication or campaign, for a ‘lease’ amount. All original images are to be returned after reproduction for the specified publication or campaign.
EDITORIAL/SERIAL RIGHTS: Imagery may be used in a single article/publication in a single periodical. All original images are to be returned after publication. Photos that have been delievered digital remain with the customer, but cannot be used again without permission.
LIMITED RIGHTS: Reproduction and use of imagery is specifically limited by … (a) TIME, (b) TERRITORY, (c) advertising CAMPAIGN or PROMOTION and/or CLIENT. Applicable limits are clearly stated on the invoice and /or supporting paperwork. All original images are to be returned after use. Digital copies do not have to be returned but cannot be used.
FULL/ UNLIMITED RIGHTS: Reproduction and use of imagery is NOT limited by … (a) TIME (except by the life of the original materials or the reproduction made), (b) TERRITORY (imagery may be used anywhere worldwide), and non-transferable unlimited rights for business promotional/marketing use (display/lecture/slide show/editorial/advertising, etc.) is granted, to original client-purchaser only. Original imagery may be permanently released to the client-purchaser.
These additional USAGE RIGHTS are typically included with Unlimeted Rights:
FIRST RIGHTS – Rights which grant the opportunity for initial use of original imagery; ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee will delay (typically for one year) any other or subsequent use of imagery by other clients, or through stock-photo agencies.
These additional USAGE RIGHTS are available; but may not be included with the above.
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS: Exclusivity in the rights granted for TIME, TERRITORY, MARKET, etc.
COMPUTER-REPRODUCTION RIGHTS: Rights to scan or retain the original imagery at a high, reproduction-level resolution, for storage and future reproduction from a computer file database. Unless otherwise noted, rightsto scan imagery at low resolutions [+/- 72dpi for view-only / proofing / layouts] are available for all released imagery.
PROMOTION RIGHTS – Rights permitting subsequent use of imagery to promote the particular event, periodical, or promotional campaign in which the original imagery is initially featured.
Regardless of usage rights granted, ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee requires photo-credit [in the form of © ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee] and requests copies of all published or printed materials containing ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee imagery, plus email (firstname.lastname@example.org) notification of website or internet posting, along with the URL. Firms publishing ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee images without including a photo-credit / copyright will incur additional fees.
All photographic-quality prints from ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee images [8×10 +] are to be produced only through ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee, from our original negs/files.
Usage Rights are granted and transferred to the original client/purchaser only, as listed on the invoice and supporting paperwork, and are not transferable to any third party (even if owned by, or the owners of, the original client/purchaser).
Granting usage rights shall in no way restrict ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee from releasing all ‘out-take’ and ‘in-camera similar’ images to its authorized agencies, for potential Stock Photography publishing usage.
For all granded right forms – beside FULL/ UNLIMITED RIGHTS – ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee keeps the right to sell, distribute the pictures to additional customers, sources, etc. beside the individual agreement with the customer/client(s) noted this otherwise.
The original client/purchaser is responsible for obtaining (directly from the person/ subject), and keeping, signed model and/or property releases. If signed releases are NOT provided with the original prints/slides/negatives, it shall be deemed an indication that releases do NOT exist, and imagery usage shall be restricted accordingly. Possession of a signed model/property release places the burden of ‘appropriate’ image use on the original client/purchaser, his agents and authorized representatives. On jobs for customers/purchasers ironvaultstudio.com / Eddie Lee refuses any responsibility for signed model and/or property releases.