The Copyright Act protects photographers by giving the creator of the photograph the exclusive rights to copy, edit and distribute the image by sale or transfer. These exclusive rights make it illegal to copy, scan, edit or share photographic prints and digital media without the photographer's permission. Violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties. Be sure to discuss your copyright needs or questions with us; reasonable requests may be accommodated.
Source: Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
"Copyright” describes the rights given to creators for their literary and artistic works.But we often don’t consider copyright when we look at our family photos, or go to get them copied. Even though it is so easy to copy an image—with scanners, photo-quality printers, and copy stations—it is still illegal. Things to remember about copyright:
Put copyright in perspective:
How to get legal copies of professional photographs: