1.For the purposes of understanding ownership of photos and videos, Steven Schafer remains the sole owner of the photographs, images, drawings and variants created. I am the licensor and you purchase the right to use the photos. The purchase of a photo session entitles the purchaser to a non exclusive right to use the photos for unlimited use and duration. The right to use extends indefinately to the purchaser of the photos for the purpose of marketing or selling the house or any other general advertising but does not transfer to any persons outside the purchasers team without approval of the photo owner. Licensee can only use the photos after complete payment has been made for the license.
Community signs, pools and other community amenities may be purchased as part of a package or purchased off the site as an independant purchase. In either event, the purchase may exercise unlimited use of the photos for their direct use or team members use but may not share them with any other persons. In the event of a copyright violation a fee equal to a full photo session will be charged to both parties and enforced in court.
3. Copyright and Non Copyright Photos: At the will of the owner photos are sent in bulk to the United States Copyright office. Willful disregard of the copyright will result in enforcement of the copyright. ” I will seek collection action on those who use the photos without paying for the photos” Your owner can share in the use rights by form of secondary use agreement and payment. Should they want to use them along side your marketing such as a builder might make their own brochure this can be done simultaniously at the time of the shoot and a secondary use agreement can be drafted. In the case of home owners aka seller who might want to quit using you as their real estate agent but retain the use of the photos they can reimburse you for your license and remit a secondary user fee to take over the rights. An owners use without consent on a terminated listing will result in collection action.