© MJ.C Photography All Rights Reserved Worldwide

Copyright law as of 16th March 2005

Who owns the copyright on photographs?

Under law, it is the photographer who will own copyright on any photos he/she has taken, with the following exceptions:

  • If the photographer is an employee of the company the photos are taken for, or is an employee of a company instructed to take the photos, the photographer will be acting on behalf of his/her employer, and the company the photographer works for will own the copyright.
  • If there is an agreement that assigns copyright to another party.

In all other cases, the photographer will retain the copyright, if the photographer has been paid for his work, the payment will be for the photographer’s time and typically an allocated number of prints. The copyright to the photos will remain with the photographer, and therefore any reproduction without permission would be an infringement of copyright.


  • If Bill Smith asks Peter Jones the photographer to photograph his wedding. Peter Jones will normally provide a single copy of the print’s as part of the fee, but any additional prints Bill or his family and friend want must be ordered via Peter as he is the copyright owner and controls who can copy his work.
  • If Bill Smith engages the services of XYZ-Photos for the same job, and Peter is an employee of XYZ-Photo who instruct Peter to take the photos, XYZ-Photos will be the copyright owner and control how they are used.

Using the work of others:

As with all copyright work, you should first obtain permission from the copyright owner before you use someones work.You should also be prepared to pay a fee, as many photographers will charge you for using their work.

Only the copyright owner, (or his/her authorized representative), can give permission, so you should contact the photographer, or his/her company, directly for consent. For images published on the Internet, it is typical to contact the webmaster of the site in the first instance, unless the site provides contact details for the owner of the images.

The copyright owner has no obligation to allow you to use their work, and can refuse permission for any reason.

Copyright Notice

© MJ.C Photography All Rights Reserved

(1)      Ownership of copyright

The copyright in this website and the material on this website (including without limitation the text, computer code, artwork, photographs, images, music, audio material, video material and audio-visual material on this website) is owned by MJ.C Photography and my licensers.

(2)      Copyright licence

I grant to you a worldwide non-exclusive royalty-free revocable licence to:

(a)      View this website and the material on this website on a computer or mobile device via a web browser;

(b)      Copy and store this website and the material on this website in your web browser cache memory; and

(c)      Print pages from this website for your own personal and non-commercial use.

(d)     All material used which is covered by my copyright , must be credited back to me the owner.

We do not grant you any other rights in relation to this website or the material on this website.   In other words, all other rights are reserved.

For the avoidance of doubt, you must not adapt, edit, change, transform, publish, republish, distribute, redistribute, broadcast, rebroadcast or show or play in public this website or the material on this website (in any form or media) without our prior written permission.

(3)      Data mining

The automated and/or systematic collection of data from this website is prohibited.

(4)      Permissions

(a) You may request Permission / Licence to use the copyright materials on this website by writing to email.mark@sky.com .

(5)      Enforcement of copyright

I take the protection of my copyright very seriously.

If I discover that you have used my copyright materials in contravention of the licence above, I may bring legal proceedings against you seeking monetary damages and an injunction to stop you using those materials.  You could also be ordered to pay legal costs.

If you become aware of any use of our copyright materials that contravenes or may contravene the licence above, please report this by email to email.mark@sky.com .

(7)     Infringing material

If you become aware of any material on our website that you believe infringes your or any other person’s copyright, please report this by email to email.mark@sky.com .

All of my work is protected by copyright please respect this at all times.


If you require permission/ license to obtain or reproduce any of my work please contact me by E-Mail: email.mark@sky.com

Thank you
Mark J Connelly.
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