law dictates that any person instructing that restoration work be
carried out must own the copyright of the photograph or have permission
of the copyright owner. Further information is provided below.
U.S. Constitution and the Federal Copyright Act give "copyright"
protection to "authors" for their "original works,"
such as photographs. Among the several protections that copyright
owners have are the exclusive right to:
Make copies of the work
Prepare other works based on the original
Distribute copies of the work to the public by sale, rental, lease,
To publicly perform and display the work
is the owner?
law says the "author" is the owner of the copyright. The
author of a photo or image is usually the person who took the picture
or created the image. If you took the photo, you own the copyright.
If a professional photographer took the photo on your behalf, then
he or she owns the copyright. If that photographer is the employee
of a firm or other person in the business of making photos, then his
or her employer is considered the author.
How long does a Copyright last?
general rule is that a copyright lasts the lifetime of the author
plus 50 years. If the copyright work was a work for hire, then the
copyright lasts 75 years from the date of the first publication or
100 years from the date of creation, whichever expires first.
Can I Get Copies Made?
we cannot make the copies for you, go to your photographer and request
them. Professional photographers will do their best to see that your
needs are met.
Digital Restoring® reproduce photographs
answer is yes. However, Digital Restoring®
reserves the right not take in any images of pornographic content.
We understand sometimes there is a fine line between art and
pornography. If we feel that it's in that gray area, we (more than
likely) will reject the order. Taste is subjective, true. But its
our line to draw.