Copyright Information for Kevin Block Photography
All images created by Kevin Block Photography and it's parent 2 Block Photography, LLC (a California Limited Liability Corporation) are copyrighted and licensed for use. We use multiple types of licenses, Standard Copyright - All Rights Reserved for most of our images, and selectively use Creative Commons Copyright Licenses. Note that Creative Commons licensing is NOT Public Domain.
All Images will have the applicable copyright license use embedded in the IPTC Metadata section of the digital image file.
It is YOUR responsibility to understand what license rights you have obtained with your images via your photography services contract, at the time you purchase or download an image. If you are not sure, send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright violations are enforced and punishable under federal law. We will pursue action against violations of our copyrighted images.
The types of copyrights we use - again, check your services contract for details
Copyright - All Rights Reserved - This type of copyright on our images means we own the copyright for the images and will license them to you for specific use. We normally use this type of license for our wedding photos, and grant a perpetual license for non-commercial personal use to the bride & groom and their heirs. We may license the images for commercial purposes as well.
Creative Commons Licensing
Basically, There are six types of Creative Commons Licensing:
1. Attribution CC-BY - This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
2. Attribution ShareAlike CC-BY-SA - This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.
3. Attribution-NoDerivs CC BY-ND - This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.
4. Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC - This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
5. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA - This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.
6. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND - This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially. When we use Creative Commons Licensing for Wedding and Family photos, we will normally use this license.