Ownership of Copyright

This guide was last updated in 2013 and some of the rules of copyright may have been revised and added to in the intervening years, particularly in regards to digital use.

Possession of a photographic print, whether a gift, purchased or found in a skip, does not entitle the owner of the print to exploit it in any way unless a written assignment of copyright accompanies the print or it is clearly long out of copyright. By all means hang it on the wall but beware of supplying it to a publisher.