(c) and Hoot Creek Photography
is most often infringed simply because it is misunderstood. Therefore,
I have added this page to my site to help understand why we have
copyrights and how we utilize them. I thank you for taking
the time to review our copyright policy and invite you to contact
me at anytime with any questions that you might have.
site was designed and created by Hoot Creek Photography.
Images are (c)Kent Soule - Hoot Creek Photography. It is illegal
to scan, copy, or reproduce in any way a professionally copyrighted
image. All reasonable requests will be considered, please discuss
your needs with us.
: We vigorously protect
our copyrights; all Hoot Creek images are REGISTERED with the US
Copyright Office. In the event that an infringement is discovered,
the infringer will be notified and invoiced the industry-standard
of TRIPLE FEE for unauthorized usage and/or prosecuted for Copyright
Infringement in United States Federal Court where you may be subject
to paying Statutory Damages in the amount of $150,000 as well as
court costs and attorney's fees.
of a photo or electronic image does NOT constitute the right to
scan, copy; reproduce in any way without expressed written consent
of Kent Soule or Hoot Creek Photography. . We sell stock photos for a variety of uses as well
as limited license use on most of our images. Our prices and licensing
of our images varies based upon each individual situation. If you
are interested in purchasing an image license please
quick tips about copyright :
are copyrighted the moment they are taken, and no copyright notice
is still violated whether money is charged or not, only damages
awarded in the event of a lawsuit are affected by that.
to the net are not granted to the public domain, and don't grant
any permission to do further copying.
"fair use" exemption to U.S. copyright law was created
to allow things such as commentary, parody, news reporting, research
and education about copyrighted works without the permission of
the author, anything outside of those areas is considered a violation.
is not lost because you don't defend it; that's a concept from
derived from a copyrighted work is a copyright violation. A derivative
is defined as any form of changing an original copyright piece,
i.e. lighten/darken, crop, rotate, filter, and combine with other
images, etc. still a violation.
law is mostly civil law where the special rights of criminal defendants
you hear so much about don't apply. However, recently in the USA
commercial copyright violation involving more than 10 copies and
value over $2500 was made a felony.
rationalize that you are helping the copyright holder by advertising
their work for FREE; it's not hard to ask permission.
Hoot Creek Photography