All images and previews taken by Aimee Holdridge dba Aimee Holdridge Photography are under copyright protection. A Photographer has full copyright ownership to any photographs they capture. All images are protected under Federal Copyright Law and remain the copyright of Photographer. It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, modify, re-produce or otherwise steal any image created by Photographer unless given written consent in the form of a Copyright Release. This applies to images posted in a Private Online Gallery, Blog, Facebook, or Hard Copy images. If anyone steals images via any method above, or any other method, they will be charged legal fines and invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image stolen, at Photographer’s current price per image. If anyone has any questions regarding copyright and the use of photographs please contact Photographer.
WHAT IS A COPYRIGHT?
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (USC Title 17, US Copyright Law) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following:
- To reproduce the work in copies
- To prepare derivative works based upon the work;
- To distribute copies of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
- To perform the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works;
- To display the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work; and
- In the case of sound recordings, to perform the work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.
- In addition, certain authors of works of visual art have the rights of attribution and integrity as described in Section 106A of the 1976 Copyright Act. For further information, request Circular 40, Copyright Registration for Works of the Visual Arts.
It is illegal for anyone to violate any of the rights provided by the copyright law to the owner of copyright.