Babylonia - Creative Affairs Bureau

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Copyright in photography: Please specify your usage needs for the proper copyright licensing



Babylonia proposes 5 different copyright licensing packages
 

It is a very simple formula: the more rights you request; the higher the licensing fee. It is in your best interest to know how the pictures will be used and to only request the rights you actually need.

  • Corporate In-House Copyright Package:
    This means:

    * you or your company is the final user of the images.
    * you or your company may use the images for all internal communication purposes.
    * you or your company may also use the pictures for the company websites, social media sites, newsletters, printed and digital in-house educational or promotional materials such as Powerpoint / Keynote presentations, video presentations, annual reports, brochures, pamphlets, trade show banners, etc.

    * The license term is for 5 years.

    - This license excludes Media / PR packets and third party advertising. In other words, the images may not be given, transferred or sold to or via a third party.

    For example, you or your company may not give the images to a magazine to accompany an article. If a publication needs a picture, your company or the publication must license the image directly from Babylonia.
    Third Party Advertising is defined as any time your company pays for advertising space be it in a newspaper, magazine, internet platform, on TV, a billboard, on the side of a bus or metro car etc. If any of these types of usage are needed, you will need to negotiate a licensing fee on a case by case basis or upgrade your license to one of the broader licensing packages listed below.
  • Standard Corporate Copyright Package:

    This package includes all rights listed in the Corporate “In-House” Copyright Package, and additionally includes the following:

    * Media / PR packets, meaning that you or your company may freely distribute the images to the media.
    Please specify this need when requesting a quote.

    - No third party advertising is permitted with this license.
    - The license term is for 5 years. If the images are needed for a longer period of time, please specify this in your request.
  • Royalty Free Copyright Package:

    This package includes all rights listed in the Standard Corporate Copyright Package but is not limited to five years.
    The images may be used in perpetuity.

    - No third party advertising is permitted with this license.
  • Full Royalty Free Copyright Package:

    This package includes all rights listed in the Royalty Free Copyright Package; 
    and the images can be used for any purpose including advertising in perpetuity.
    * The client may give the images but not sell them, to or via a third party. 
  • Full Copyright Buyout:

    * Babylonia transfers all rights to the end client who is free to do anything they want with the images.
    Please note that this is the most expensive option.
In all packages (except a Full Copyright Buyout):
These licenses are not transferrable and the images may not be sold to or via a third party.
In other words, the resale of the images and or the license is not allowed unless stated in writing.

The rights granted are limited to 5 years unless otherwise stated (such as in the Royalty Free packages).
Babylonia's photographers, videographers and the Babylonia company always keep the “moral” copyright. They may use any of the images they produce for their own promotional purposes, such as but not limited to: digital and printed materials, portfolios, books, websites, mobile apps, etc., except when pictures contain sensitive or proprietary information.