Ashley ‘Flash' Lewis. Ashley Lewis, Photographer specialising in corporate, commercial and event photography incorporating


© 2015 Ashley Lewis. All Rights Reserved. Click here for further detail.

What do I mean by Copyright?

Under the provisions of copyright law, a photographer, in this case myself – Ashley Lewis, owns all rights to his pictures at the moment of creation. That means I and I alone own the right to sell, use, distribute, copy, publish, alter or destroy my works of art.

This ownership begins the moment I click the shutter. It continues throughout my life and 50 years after my death.

I earn a living by taking photographs and selling the images. I invest tens of thousands of pounds in equipment on an annual basis, I pay for insurances, advertsing, incur business expenses, I also pay tax! Therefore, grant me the chance to earn a living and do not abuse my copyright.

If this is in anyway unclear then please refer to the Intellectual Property Office document linked below:

The Legal stuff

Now there are two main elements of copyright that I need to protect;

The copyright notice for my web sites and their content

All images appearing on the web sites owned by Ashley Lewis, unless noted otherwise, are not in the public domain and are the exclusive property of Ashley Lewis. These web sites and the content are protected by the statement “© 2015 Ashley Lewis. All Rights Reserved”.

All images are the copyrighted property of Ashley Lewis and are fully protected by UK and international copyright laws. These copyright laws impose substantial penalties for infringement, and violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

The content including text and images, in whole or a portion of, may not be reproduced, copied, projected, transmitted or manipulated, used or altered in any way, alone or with any other image(s), by use of computer or any other electronic means, saved to a digital file for personal or commercial use, without the expressed written permission of Ashley Lewis.

The use of any images or other materials included herein, in whole or in part, for any purpose other than the private purpose of viewing them online, including, but not limited to, copying, reproduction, publication (including on Internet Web Site including third party web pages by any means, including "hotlinking", storage in a retrieval system (other than internet browser), manipulation (digital or otherwise), or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, is expressly prohibited without the written permission of Ashley Lewis. All artistic and moral rights of the author are hereby asserted.

In simple terms; all data and other editorial information is copyright of Ashley Lewis and may not be used without permission from Ashley Lewis and no images may be downloaded or used without express permission from Ashley Lewis for any purpose whatsoever - so there!

Copyright Notices for images that are sold

Personal License

Ashley Lewis ("Content Provider") grants buyer a non-exclusive perpetual personal-use license to download and copy the accompanying image(s) or video(s) (collectively, "Media,") subject to the following restrictions:

Commercial License

What you can do: Ashley Lewis ("Content Provider") grants you a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the accompanying image(s) or video(s) (collectively, "Media,") for permitted commercial purposes, defined as:

What you may not do: Buyer may not resell, relicense, redistribute without express written permission from Content Provider. Use as a derivative work, and reselling or redistributing such derivative work is prohibited. Media may not be used in a pornographic, obscene, illegal, immoral, libelous or defamatory manner. Media may not be incorporated into trademarks, logos, or service marks. Media may not be made available for download.

Content Provider retains all rights, license, copyright, title and ownership of the Media.

There is no warranty, express or implied, with the purchase of this digital image or video file. Ashley Lewis will not be liable for any claims, or incidental, consequential or other damages arising out of this license or buyer\'s use of the Media.