All of the photographs, text and other content on this website, as well as its overall design are copyright © Hurworth Photography, except for any material provided by 3rd parties in which case the originator retains the copyright and the item is credited. All rights reserved.
If you wish to use an image, please contact me. Some of the photographs shown on this website are available for commercial use at sensible fees - again, please ask. Repeated stealing and leeching of my images has forced me to add an unattractive watermark.
Under all circumstances, copyright remains with the original photographer or author. Please remember that copyright is protected under international law.
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In Simple Terms:
When you buy a print or digital image you own a piece of artwork created by Hurworth Photography, you do not own any rights to the image; you have purchased a copy of the image. Only the owner of the copyright is authorised to reproduce the image. All of Hurworth Photography’s images are protected by copyright laws. Without prior permission, you cannot copy or reproduce the image for any reason, be it personal, educational, non-profit, or commercial.
FROM THE COPYRIGHT ACT OF 1998
1) No copyright photograph may be copied without the permission of the copyright owner.
2) Photographers hold copyright in their own work unless agreed otherwise.
3) The situation is different for employed photographers who create work in the course of their employment, here the copyright belongs to the employer.
4) Photographers have the right to assert their moral right to be credited as the author of a photograph.
5) Photographers have the right to object to treatment of their photograph which distorts, mutilates or is otherwise damaging to their reputation.
6) Copyright duration is usually 70 years from the end of the year in which the author dies.
7) It is the responsibility of the user / publisher to check that they have permission, are within the terms of any licence, or are acting within the fair practice or other permissions granted by law.
8) Unauthorised copying of a copyright image incuding downloading images from this website or failure to give credit are infringements of law and as such can be subject to criminal sanctions such as a fine or imprisonment or civil sanctions such as claims for damages, accounts, delivery up or injunctions precluding one's use of the images.
This is not a complete definition of the current Copyright Act but is intended as a guideline.
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