Revision of Reproducing images from Tue, 2010-12-07 12:25

The images on this website are copyright of their creators and may not be reproduced in any form without permission.

The Wallace Memorial Fund can provide high resolution versions (usually 600 dpi) of many of the images on this website for publication, broadcast, exhibition etc. In addition we may be able to supply others (e.g. pictures related to Charles Darwin) which are not displayed on this website - please ask.

If your intended use is entirely non-commercial then please list the image name(s) or captions and send the list and an explanation of your intended use to blaberus1@ntlworld.com Reproduction fees for non-commercial use of images will probably be waived.

If you would like to reproduce images in a commercial publication or broadcast then please complete THIS FORM and send it to blaberus1@ntlworld.com. Please note that there is a one time administration fee of £65 GPB per image. After receipt of your email request and attached invoice form, we will contact you with information about the availability of the images. If we are able to supply the images you asked for then we will let you know the total amount payable. Payment is neccessary before the images are provided. Paypal is the prefered payment method.

Copyright of photographs under UK law is complex, but a good summary can be found here: http://libraryonline.leedsmet.ac.uk/lco/publications/pdf/lc/is-88.pdf

Quotes from this document:-

For photos where the photographer is known: "Copyright expires 70 years after the end of the year of the author’s death, whether the photograph was published or not, except in the case of photographs taken between 1 June 1957 & 31 July 1989."

For photos where the photographer is not known: "Copyright expires 70 years after the end of the year in which the photograph was taken or was made available to the public. If the identity of the author becomes known before the copyright expires, the rules in the previous section then apply."

Also see http://www.artquest.org.uk/artlaw/copyright/qualifying-for-copyright-protection/old-photographs.htm for information about Publication Right. A quote from this document follows: "Publication Right, introduced into UK law on January 1, 1996, applies to works, including photographs, where copyright has expired and such work has never been exposed to public view - via publication or exhibition. If such works are published for the first time, the publisher automatically acquires a publication right that lasts for 25 years from the end of the year of first publication. This right is similar to copyright, and enables the publication right owner to prevent any reproduction they have not authorised."

If you have any questions then please email blaberus1@ntlworld.com

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