The Copyright Act protects photographers by giving the creator of the photograph the exclusive rights to copy,edit, and distribute the image by sale or transfer.
These exclusive rights make it illegal to copy, scan, edit, or share photographic prints and digital media without the photographer’s permission. Violators of this federal law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties.
Be sure to discuss your copyright needs or questions with your photographer; reasonable requests may be accommodated.
For more information on photographic copyrights please visit copyright.gov