Camerique, like all "rights-managed" agencies, issues a license in the form of an invoice to cover specific use of copyrighted black & white and color imagery. Rates are based on use, media, circulation, extent and length of campaign. Please be precise so that we may quote the lowest rate possible. License becomes valid upon full payment of the invoice. Copyrighted photographs cannot be further utilized, loaned, rented, copied or syndicated without an additional licensing agreement. Images may be used at low resolution for comp purposes only.
Whenever possible, please order catalog, CD or website images by picture ID number and description. Be prepared to give all information relevant to final use so that we can give you an accurate quote.
P.A.C.A. (Picture Archive Council of America) is an organization that governs the ethics of stock picture agencies within the United States. In recent years, some agencies from Canada and other parts of the world have joined the organization. PACA seeks to standardize the procedures for dealing with a stock agency from the end users point of view. PACA maintains a list of 10 items they call their:
Copyright Education - Copyright Commandments
- When it's created, it's copyrighted. Use the copyright notice.
- The photographer or his agent has the exclusive right to exploit the copyright in each image. That right is for the life of the photographer plus 70 years.
- Permission to use a copyrighted photograph for any purpose whatsoever must be obtained in advance in writing to avoid possible violation of the federal law on copyright.
- Any unauthorized use constitutes an infringement. An unauthorized use is an infringement absent a statutory exemption such as fair use or limited classroom use.
- Penalties for infringement are monetary and can be severe.
- Combining, altering or scanning photographs or any part thereof, including electronically, is an exclusive right held by the photographer and permission to combine or alter should be obtained in writing prior to any such changes or uses.
- Exceeding the terms of a license has been held to be an infringement. A new license is required prior to additional use.
- An artist's rendering of a photograph in another medium is a derivative use of an image and does require the written permission of the copyright owner prior to use.
- Re-creating a copyrighted photograph is a derivative use and therefore requires the permission of the copyright holder of the original image.
- Reference use of a photograph or any part thereof requires the permission of the copyright holder.