Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : What right do you have for the images, are they licenced to you?
Customer: No, just located via Internet
Alex Watts : Ok. Do you have permission to use or is that the issue here?
Hi Alex, no permission sought. Also, could there be restrictions on 'commercial use' images.
Plus, if we use our own photography/images how do we ensure that only use and the clients (and it's third party) have usages.
Alex Watts :
Ok - so there are images on the internet you simply want to use?
Alex Watts :
When you say use them for clients, will you be charging for that work?
The images are embedded into our documents which the client will pay for. We use images as 'a picture speaks a thousand words' so the clients can catch the version
Alex Watts : If you are going to chagre for them you can't, that is commercial.
Alex Watts : if your clients are going to use them they can't.
Alex Watts : They need permission or a licence from the owner to use the work,
Alex Watts : If they do not then they could be sued for using material not belonging to them
Alex Watts : Therefore you need permission or a licence.
Alex Watts : If you are going to use them in any way other than private, then this is commercial.
Ok. I'm still confused
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex Watts : Ok why
Some image banks ie. getty etc.. hold images which are 'non commercial use' and 'commercial use'. Do this mean we used not use either unless we have permission of a licence?
Alex Watts : Correct
Alex Watts : Getty are very strict
so what is commercial use
Alex Watts : commercial use is for what I said above. But you need some form of permission to use images.
Alex Watts : Even if they agree to commercial use I would get it confirmed in writing to cover yourself
Thankyou. That means, that commercial use can still come with restrictions?
Alex Watts : Yes it can. I would always get confirmation in writing to cover your backside.