ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT 2000 LIGHT STUDIO AGENCY
LSA is an authorized agent for our contract photographers and their photographs. Violators of their copyright will be vigorously pursued. Please contact LSA to obtain a license for any public or commercial use of their images.
Our Notice: All rights reserved. Reproduction of images (or any parts of an image) on this web site by any means (including electronic, mechanical, recording by an information storage and retrevial system, derivative art and artistic rendering) is prohibited. The use of any image on this web site for any purpose* requires the express permission in writing (a license) by Light Studio Agency
*LSA does allow some limited, personal use of the images on this site. Please refer to the "FAQ about Copyright"
(below) for more information on copyright and personal uses that are allowed without written permission or a license from us.
Asked Questions about Copyright.
Are the images on Light Studio Agency
(LSA) Web site protected by copyright?
YES. LSA hold copyrights to the
images available online. We include a copyright notice on all images to
protect our copyright to the digital files that we create. Ideally, we
wouldn't have to detract from the viewing experience by adding a copyright
notice at all, but protection of intellectual property in a networked
environment is uncertain right now, and we don't want to take chances.
How can I use the images I see?
Viewers of the LSA Web site are
allowed to browse images, but only for personal use. Any other use (e.g.,
making multiple copies, displaying images publicly, redistributing files
electronically or using images for personal or corporate gain) required
permission from LSA. Commercial use of any LSA image without permission
would constitute copyright infringement and might infringe other rights.
Can I send images or image files
NO. You can browse, download, or
print images for personal, non-commercial use, but you cannot distribute
copies of images or image files to anyone else for any reason.
Can I make multiple copies of an
NO. You can browse, download, or
print images for personal, non-commercial use, but making multiple copies
of an image would constitute infringement.
Can I play with the images; can I
YES, but only for personal,
What is non-commercial use?
Generally, non-commercial use means a
use in which nothing of value changes hands between you and someone else.
If I send images to my friends
for free, there's no money involved. Why can't I do that?
First, you are providing them with
something of value. Second, the use must be both non-commercial and
personal. If you distribute images to others, the use is no longer
personal. Third, you would be making multiple copies of the images, which
is not allowed.
Can I put images on a T-shirt but
don't sell the shirt, that would be non-commercial. Is it personal? Is it
NO. First, to make a T-shirt you
would have to make multiple copies of an image, which is not allowed.
Second, if you wore the shirt you would be displaying a LSA image
publicly, which is not personal and not allowed.
Is scholarly research
non-commercial? Can I use images in my research paper?
YES, but only if there is no
commercial component to the research and only if the resulting research is
not published, reproduced or distributed to anyone. So you could
incorporate an image into a research paper prepared for school, but not if
the paper were going to be published or archived or microfilmed or
distributed in any way.
Can I use images in my comps
YES. We encourage the use of our
online, low-resolution images for comps. But use in any final product
requires a license from LSA. We also have larger comp images available for
making higher quality comp presentations.
How can LSA claim a copyright in
old photographs that are in the public domain?
It can't. LSA does not claim rights
in underlying photographs that are in the public domain. We include a
copyright notice on all images, however, to protect our copyright to the
digital files that we create.
I want to make commercial use of
an image; what do I need to do?
You may call or e-mail (see contact)
to discuss licensing possibilities.