Under current copyright laws, ownership of all photos belongs entirely to Pictures Listing and More Photography.
The Photographer retains all rights to photos taken of properties unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, and only licenses the use of the images to the Listing Agent (“CLIENT”) of the property for marketing purposes while the listing is active (up to one year). All images produced for the client may be used by the client for any and all marketing materials and campaigns associated with the property and for the client’s self promotion until the license expires. The photos may also be used by the client’s parent company for the sole purpose of marketing the specific property photographed. Any usage of the images by a third party, including but not limited to, architects, builders, stagers, designers, sellers or buyers, is strictly prohibited unless approved in writing by the photographer.
Relationship of the Parties:
The photographer is an independent contractor, and shall not be deemed to be an employee of the client. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee–employer relationship is intended or created by this agreement. Neither party is authorized to act as agent or bind the other party except as expressly stated in this agreement. The photographer and the photos or any other deliverables prepared by the photographer shall not be deemed a work for hire as defined under Copyright Law. All rights granted to client are contractual in nature and are expressly defined by this agreement.