Copyright notice: digital images, photographs and the internet

This notice is aimed at small businesses and individuals who may wish to use digital or photographic images on the web.



Copyright notices are published by the Intellectual Property Office to help explain specific areas of copyright in the UK.

This notice provides advice for people who may find their own images being used online. This notice is not meant as a substitute for legal advice on particular cases, but it can help readers gauge the possible consequences of a particular course of action. It is not a conclusive view of the law - only a decision of the court can deal with that.

Published 24 June 2014
Last updated 4 January 2021 + show all updates
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