Revision of Reproducing images from Sun, 2011-06-26 20:16


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 Reproduction fees will almost certainly be waived for images used for non-commercial publications, websites etc - all we ask is for you to credit the copyright owners of the images.

If you would like to reproduce images in a commercial publication, broadcast etc then please complete THIS FORM and send it to After receipt of your email request and attached invoice form, we will contact you with information about the availability of the images, and if we are able to supply them we will also let you know the total amount payable. The cost of supplying an image starts at £65 GPB, but will depend on the rights you are requesting (e.g. the cost of publishing the image in an article in a National newspaper would be £65 GPB, whilst the fee for publishing the same image in a book which will be sold worldwide and published in 130 languages will be greater than this). Payment is neccessary before the images are provided. Paypal is the prefered payment method. The Wallace Fund obtains most of its modest income from such fees.


Copyright of photographs under UK law is complex, but a good summary can be found here:

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 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

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