Copyright Release Options
Images, whether produced for the client or from our Stock Image Collection, are "copyrighted images".
This is "Intellectual Property", protected by federal copyright law, and is issue is typically one of the main items of concern between a client and photographer. At SPECTRUM Photography we have devised a set of Copyright Release Options that are extremely liberal, easy to read and understand. These releases are designed to give the client an appropriate release that is affordable, and that doesn't necessarily require payment every time the image is used!
Exclusive Use and Transfer of Ownership of Original Artwork
Under these terms, we do not retain the rights to use images produced for the client.
ALL rights & ownership are transferred. This option is rarely offered by other agencies.
Multiple Use and Transfer of Ownership of Original Artwork
Under these terms, we retain the right to use the images through the use of duplication of images,
but all other rights and ownership of selected artwork are transferred to the client.
Multiple Use Copyright Release for Print Publication
Under these terms, we retain the rights to use these images as well as ownership of original artwork,
but the client may use the selected images in print publication without paying for individual use.
This option is chosen by over 90% of our clients.
Single Specified Use Copyright Release for Print Publication
This is our most affordable option for print publication - client licensees the use
for one single specified publication, we retain all other rights.
Unlimited Time Copyright Release for Electronic Transmittal Use
Whether for Internet Use, Email programs, Power Point Presentations or similar electronic transmittal,
this release provides the client with the rights to use and reuse an image, for an unlimited period of time.
Single Specified Use for Electronic Transmittal
Also for Internet Use, Email programs, Power Point Presentations or similar electronic transmittal,
this release provides the client with the rights to use an image or set of images, for a Single Specified Use for one year.
Other Specified Uses
If an image is being used for billboards, product packaging, trade show booths, television or any other
"specialty" use that is not Print Publication or Internet Use, we use "Foto Quote" software . . .
recognized and respected by advertising agencies and publishers throughout the nation.