Copyright © MillerFoto of Kenner, LLC All Rights Reserved.
All images remain our exclusive property.
COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP OF THE IMAGES OR PRODUCTS
PRODUCED, EITHER IN DIGITAL OR PHYSICAL FORM BY MILLERFOTO
MillerFoto is the sole owner and claims legal ownership of all images taken. Copyright is a property right. Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, chapters 1 through 8 and 10 through 12 of title 17 of the United States Code, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation. Under this federal law, MillerFoto has the EXCLUSIVE right to control the reproduction of their work, including the right to receive payment for that reproduction.
You took a photo of my child, how come I don't have the right to control how it's used?
In general you do but according to the law, the subject of the photograph has nothing to do with the ownership of the copyright. We will gladly respect the wishes of any parent or guardian to not take the child's photograph, but some schools or sports leagues need the images we take as 3rd party proof of who the child is and to produce products such as IDs. Even though we have the legal right, MillerFoto would never use the photo for anything other than to produce products the parent or guardian purchases. If we want to use any images in marketing materials, we will request a Model release from the legal guardian.
Can I scan or take a photo with my Camera and post the image to social media?
No. It is against the Law to digitally reproduce and display electronically any image supplied by MillerFoto where the License to Reproduce has not been purchased. Just because you can, does not make it legal.
Can I print the Photos I purchased from you?
Only if you have purchased a Digital Photo along with the the License to Print. MillerFoto does NOT give any copyright release to anyone. There is NO refund of any images or products delivered digitally.
Social Media Images
These images are generally smaller in size and less expensive to purchase and are meant to be used only on Social Media Sites and Web Sites. You do not receive a license to Print these photos. If you would like to print a Digital Photo, you will have to purchase the Digital Photo that includes the License to Print. There is NO refund of any images or products delivered digitally.
I have a No Media agreement with the school or sports organization.
It is the organizations responsibility to honor a parent’s request to exclude their child’s image from public display (including social media, website, and/or yearbooks) with regards to any photos/images submitted to the organization by MillerFoto, and the organization understands and acknowledges that MillerFoto
will have NO responsibility or liability in this regard.
Exclusive License to Schools
MillerFoto may license the images to the school to be used in the Yearbook, this does not allow the school or yearbook company to use the images in any other way than in the yearbook other than class, group or individual photos. At no time may the yearbook company offer for sale ANY digital or physical product using the images created by MillerFoto other than as stipulated here. That includes selling Ads in the yearbook, using our images. Those ad’s must be purchased through MillerFoto. Any 3rd party reproduction (Example: Yard Signs, Vinyl Banners or Signs) must be approved by MillerFoto before use and will require payment at the standard Digital Image price at the time of use. Under this agreement the School is giving MillerFoto first right of refusal to offer the photos on printed ANY product, physical or digital.
More information can be found here. https://thelawtog.com/copyright-laws-for-photographers/