Who owns Copyright?
The following points are extracts from the publication entitled Photographers & Copyright from the Australian Copyright Council.
The complete document can be found here: Photographers & Copyright Information Sheet G011v16
The key points are as follows:
- For photographs, unless there is an agreement to the contrary, the general rule is that the photographer is the first owner of copyright.
- Rights of Copyright Owners – Owners of copyright in photographs have the exclusive right to: reproduce the photographs—for example, by making prints, photocopying, and digitising; publish the photograph (make copies of the photographs available to the public for the first time); and communicate the photograph to the public—for example, by putting the photographs onto a website, broadcasting or faxing them or emailing digital files of them.
- Dealings with Copyright – Copyright owners can assign (sell) or license (permit others to use) their rights, with or without limitations (such as the type of use, or period of time), and with or without conditions (such as payment).
How does Popcorn Photography license photos for use?
- We provide a Royalty Free Perpetual License to use the photos in web/print/media. If you have special requirements ie. Rights Managed Licensing, please contact us.
- We provide two sizes: Web (Around 900px longest side @ 96dpi) and Print (Around 4000px longest side @ 300dpi). As we always retain archived copies of the original RAW & TIFF files, other sizes can be requested if required.
- Where photos are used for press releases/news, we request that a photo credit be given as follows “Photo: Popcorn Photography”