All photography published on this website is by David Hawkins-Weeks and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license are detailed below.
License under Creative Commons
In summary, under this Creative Commons License you are free to share, copy, distribute and transmit the images for non-commercial purposes ONLY and subject to the following conditions:
- You must give attribution to David Hawkins-Weeks alongside the image(s)
- You must provide a link back to www.hawkins-weeks.com alongside the image(s)
- You must NOT use the image(s) for commercial purposes under any circumstances. Definitions on what constitutes commercial usage are listed under Sample Usage Requiring a License to Copyright below
- You must NOT alter, transform, or build upon the image(s)
Sample Accepted Usage under this Creative Commons License:
- Blog post on a personal website
- A website for a school or community project
- An individual using an image as a background on a computer, tablet or phone
License to Copyright
The determination of commercial or non-commercial usage is based upon the contextual use of the image(s). The determination is NOT based on the tax-filing status of the entity using the image(s) nor on whether or not a financial transaction takes place. Commercial usage of the image(s) is allowed only if expressly granted by David Hawkins-Weeks. All commercial usage will incur a licensing fee, based upon media, distribution, length of use and prominence. Please contact me for full details of terms and pricing.
Sample Usage Requiring a License to Copyright:
- A marketing campaign for a commercial entity
- A fundraising or promotional campaign for a non-profit entity
- License to create an individual print for use in a private home
- An image used as a background for a commercial or non-profit website
Why am I using a Creative Commons License?
Like many things in life and business, there is often no one ‘right’ way of doing things and each photographer needs to make the most appropriate and informed decision for their own work and/or business. For my own work, I have decided to release all of the images using this restrictive Creative Commons License, together with clarification on what constitutes commercial and non-commercial usage. For me, the increased exposure using the Creative Commons License outweighs the potential abuse of copyright. Indeed, using an ‘All Rights Reserved’ copyright is, of course, no guarantee that the work will not be abused, especially online. In my view, restrictive Non-commercial Creative Commons Licenses and copyright together can provide adequate protection, assuming the commercial and non-commercial usage is defined, and it should not present a ‘threat’ to traditional commercial photography.