Photography Copyright Policy
AllYearbooks takes measures to respect the wishes of photographers in relation to their copyright whilst limiting AllYearbooks' liability for infringement. AllYearbooks also helps customers make an informed choice when it comes to using photos in their yearbook.
AllYearbooks seeks to ensure that their customers respect the copyright of photos taken by their respective photographers (copyright holders) whilst also limiting AllYearbooks' liability relating to infringement of that copyright.
Photographers make agreements to grant AllYearbooks with a licence to use their photos and in exchange AllYearbooks take the measures detailed in this document to respect photographers' copyright. Where an agreement hasn't been made with a photographer then AllYearbooks will seek to make such an agreement and failing that may refuse to use photos by that photographer within a customers' yearbooks.
AllYearbooks requests that schools seek permission from their photographer before using photos in their yearbook.
For all Tempest Photography Customers there is a simple procedure for requesting your photos you can find this here: Tempest Photo Request Form.
When uploading photos to their online yearbooks, customers will see the following notice:
Important copyright notice - please read carefully
You are providing AllYearbooks with permission to use your uploaded photos in your yearbooks.
You may only upload photos:
- which you have taken yourself (does NOT include scanned photos which you didn't take)
- you have received permission to use from the copyright holder (and shown to AllYearbooks)
Please note that:
- owning a photo does not automatically give you a licence to copy/scan/print/use that photo
- photos stored on school databases (e.g. SIMS) do not automatically come with licences to use them, a sims image will print pixelated and low quality and you must request high resolution versions of the images via your photographer
- the copyright of a photo is held by the photographer, and only they can give permission for its use
- if in doubt please contact AllYearbooks or the person/company who took the photos
- not knowing who took a photo does not give you the right to use it
We recommend checking with your school photographer - before photos are taken - that they will provide you with a licence to use their photos in your yearbooks.
You will see this message and information about copyright in the 'Add Pics' section in the yearbook editor.
When creating your yearbook if there is something that you would like to use that you think will have copyright associated with it, please do talk to us and we can see what we can create for you.
When you are image on Google, you can add your search term and then in 'Settings' under 'advanced search' you can select images by usage rights – this way you know the image you are using have no copyright issues. Our best advice is, if you are unsure, it is best to leave it out.
If you have any questions on the use of photos or image requests, please do speak to the AllYearbooks team and we will be more than happy to advise.