Copyright & Intellectual Property Policy

World Photography Day (“WPD”) takes seriously the rights of intellectual property holders and users of www.worldphotoday.org (the “Site”) are required not to infringe on another entity’s rights by uploading content and photographic works. All photographic works uploaded to the Site remain the property of the original photographer, however, you grant WPD a license to promote your works via our social media channels (including, but not limited to the WPD Facebook page and WPD Twitter account), and if selected, a publication of the best works from the Site gallery for the upload period.

Wherever possible, WPD endeavours to display the original photographers credentials in close proximity to the published image.

In the event a third party wishes to use any of the photographic works featured on the Site, they must obtain appropriate permission from the original photographer.

This website and its content (excluding user uploaded photographs) is copyright of Korske Ara. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  • You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only.
  • You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the Site as the source of the material.

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

WPD complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”), which is available in full via http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf.

If you are an intellectual property holder, or authorised to act on behalf of one (the “Complainant”), please report alleged infringements by order of a DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement (the “Notice”) delivered to the World Photography Day Copyright Agent.

The Notice must contain:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to be infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works on the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works.
  • Identification of the material claimed to be infringed, or is the subject of infringing activity, and that is to be removed for access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit WPD to locate the material, including at a minimum, the URL where the material can be found on the Site.
  • Information reasonably sufficient for WPD to contact the Complainant, including, address, telephone number, and if available, email address.
  • Include a statement that the Complainant has a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorised by the copyright holder, its agent, or the law.
  • Include a statement that the information in this Notice is accurate, and under the penalty of perjury, that the Complainant is authorised to act on behalf of the holder of an exclusive right that is already infringed.
  • A physical or electronic signature of the intellectual property holder or a person authorised to act on behalf of the holder who is alleging infringement.

Deliver the Notice, completed in full, to the World Photography Day Copyright Agent:

World Photography Day Copyright Agent
GPO BOX 28
Canberra, ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA

In addition, WPD strongly recommends the Notice be emailed to copyright@worldphotoday.org to expedite the handling of your case.

In the event of WPD receiving of a DMCA Takedown notice, WPD, in its sole discretion, will act as it deems appropriate, including a full removal of the identified material.

I’ve received a Copyright Complaint (DMCA) notification, what next?

If you’ve received a DMCA notice from WPD, it is to alert you as to the content (photographic works or otherwise) that has allegedly been infringed, at the request of the copyright holder. In the event of serious or repeated infringements, a user may risk have their account suspended or terminated by WPD.

If you believe the work/s removed are non-infringing, you (the “Respondent”) can file a counter-notice, by replying to the correspondence WPD sent you.

In this response, you must include:

  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
  • A statement under penalty of perjury that the Respondent has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  • A physical or electronic signature of the Respondent.

If you have any questions about this policy, you can contact us at copyright@worldphotoday.org.