Kevin Merchant Photography Copyright Statement

  1. This entire web site is owned and operated by Kevin Merchant Photography. All material ("content") on this web site, in whole and in part, is the property of Kevin Merchant and is protected under United States and international copyright laws. This includes, but is not limited to, photographs, illustrations, graphics, artwork, text, lists, articles, and data. Also protected are all application, database, web page and web server programming, and other software created by, or licensed by, Kevin Merchant for the development, production, and operation of this web site and the host computer network. Other products and software owned, leased, or licensed by Kevin Merchant and used herein also are protected by their respective owners under copyright, patent, and trademark laws.

  2. None of the content on this web site is in the public domain. No portion of this web site may be downloaded, distributed, published, altered, stored, transmitted, or copied, electronically or by any other means known now or in the future, without express written permission from Kevin Merchant or designated agents. Content is watermarked, visibly and non-visibly, to track and assure copyright protection. Violating copyright or trademark laws carries significant penalties. We have a record of diligently pursuing and successfully enforcing our intellectual property rights.

  3. Kevin Merchant does not authorize any of his photographs, published on this web site or anywhere else, to be reproduced for any purpose whatsoever without express written permission. Such permission always constitutes a limited license and a usage fee is normally charged. This restriction applies to personal use of photographs as well as all other uses. Contact Kevin Merchant to make licensing arrangements for any photographs contained on the site. Kevin Merchant is lawfully bound to uphold the licenses and contracts entered into with clients in order to protect the interests they have acquired through licensing. In many cases, violation of the copyright of our photographs impacts more than us. Such violations often cause collateral infringement of the intellectual property held by a publisher or Fortune 500 company. Violators may be responsible for additional copyright infringement damages incurred by our clients.

  4. None of the content on this web site, including photographs, illustrations, graphics, and artwork may be used as a reference for the purpose for producing "likeness" copies or "similar" images intended to be represented as newly created works.