Copyright – Read This

Due to continued illegal use by commercial companies of my work I have had to re-instate my copyright on all photographs published from todays date. This means that all blog posts as of today 17 July 2018 will contain photographs that are Copyright © 2018 Mike Hardisty – All Rights Reserved.

Photographs published prior to this date will continue to enjoy the Creative Commons License which is explained below but once again I reiterate NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE.

Creative Commons Licence
This work by Mike Hardisty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Real Legal Stuff means that you can use my photographs for web pages such as blogs, Pinterest, Facebook, etc., even creating derivatives but you must attribute me if you use the photograph. For example if you use one of my photographs in your blog or web page  here is how you could attribute it;

Talacre Lighthouse by Mike Hardisty is licensed CC BY-NC 4.0

Now this is really important Legal Stuff. If you choose to use my photographs and not attribute me then the CC license terminates automatically because its conditions are violated. What this means is you are now using copyright work which is protected by United Kingdom and International Copyright Laws and Treaties without permission. In this case I will invoke copyright of my photographs and seek substantial penalties for infringement.

However, if you fix the violation within 30 days then you as the licensee of my work automatically gets the Creative Commons rights back. That’s real heavy Legal Stuff….

The Creative Commons License that I have assigned to my photographs does not allow use of them for commercial purposes. To inquire about the use of any photograph, please contact me using the email address embedded in the EXIF data of the photograph, or through the Contact Page on this blog.



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