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MLS Images | Real Estate Photography Copyright and Limited License Distribution Agreement

License Agreement

License Agreement is conveyed to the client on receipt of payment in full.

Agreement: MLS Images, and the photographer, grants our client, upon payment, the non-transferable and non-assignable use of images for the exclusive purpose of marketing and advertising an active home for sale, or commercial property, and their own personal business.

MLS Images and the photographer grants our client the non-exclusive license, to publicly display on the client's website, web advertisements, social media, printed marketing, and for the distribution and syndication via MLS IDX feed on receipt of full payment. Links to the images and tours we provide are disabled after 1 year.

Unauthorized third-parties are expressly prohibited from transmitting, broadcasting, selling, licensing, printing, distributing or otherwise using or exploiting our work in any manner. Brokers with and IDX feed are licensed to use the photographs exclusively for the purpose of marketing and active for sale property.

Provisions: MLS Images retains all copyright to images delivered to the client as well as any other rights which may not be detailed in this agreement. Selling, transferring, or redistribution of photographic images, 360 images, and video by the client is forbidden.

Indemnity: The Client indemnifies and holds harmless MLS Images, and the photographer, against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses stemming from a breach of this agreement, the use of the image, your failure to abide by any restriction regarding the use of an image, or any claim by a third party related to the use of the image.

Our Copyright is protected by federal law under the United States Copyright Act, to ensure we receive the full protection of federal copyright law, MLS-Images retains the copyright to all our work. We reserve the right to pursue penalties and other remedies to the fullest extent allowed by the US Copyright Act. If you choose to violate our rights, we will send you an invoice reflecting the unauthorized use of our images, and violation of the non-exclusive license of our client who commissioned the work. Unlicensed usage is protected by United States Copyright Act with statutory damages ranging between $750 to $150,000 PER IMAGE REGUARDLESS OF HOW LONG THE IMAGE WAS USED.

License Agreement in Plain English

  • Our Client may use the images as they please on the internet, in your printed material, on a billboard: anywhere; as long as you have paid us.
  • You may not sell or transfer the use of the images to the home-owner, another agent, your broker, or any other person or entity for business activities that are not specifically related to your own business ventures specifically related to selling the home and marketing your business.
  • We, MLS Images, own the copyright to the images.
  • Our copyright is valued as sacred; we do not transfer or sell our rights to the images we take. We will pursue legal action for the theft of our property. Yep - we are serious about our copyright and need to make sure you understand our position and intent to protect our rights.
  • Like what you see on the MLS and use it without our license agreement? Expect us to send you an invoice for the use of each individual image. Yep, really!

Terms and Conditions of Service

Your non-transferable Photography License conveys on payment in full; you may use them as you choose to market your own personal business. You may not sell, trade or transfer the license to the images.

You must call to cancel or reschedule your shoot the day (24 hours) before if we show up and cannot shoot we will bill you.

If you don't send us information on how to get into the house, we'll just assume someone will meet us there. If not we'll need the SUPRA CBS or Combo code before we arrive.

Your are required to provide a work environment free of hazards. Reschedule if there is anyone sick in the household, Flu, COVID-19, allergies, recent hospitalization, any type of illness. No rescheduling fee due to health concerns, even if we are at the front door.

Contact Reporting and Notification, the homeowner and agent are required to notify MLS Images of diagnoses of COVID-19 of any family member occurring within 21 days from the date of service.

If the alarm goes off or there are unattended minors in the home, other workers on site. We will leave and you will be billed for the shoot.

If there are unrestrained pets in an area we will not shoot it. We are not responsible for pets that leave the premises under the power of their own independent action and volition.

We reserve 10 minutes to work with you to merchandise the home, we assume the home is in ready to shoot condition. If you feel the home will need staging, arrive before our appointment so the home is ready for us.

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