• Did you produce the image yourself?
If so then you are the creator of the work and the copyright owner. You can use the work how ever you wish. We suggest this method when possible.
• Do NOT copy images from websites!
Most of the images you with a google search are copyrighted. You need premission first in order to use images that are not your. Copyright Trolls do exist.
• What is Copyright?
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the law to the authors of "original works of authorship." Works are protected in all 160 countries as well as various other laws such as the US copyright act. This apply to all images from the time it was created, a photo or other image is automatically protected by copyright.
• Where can I find photos & images?
- Public Domain Stock
These images are in the public domain and are free to use but make sure you have checked the copyright info before using.
- Creative Commons Images
Many of these images can be used to make drumheads. Keep in mind that if you are using the image to promote your band.
ONLY use these license types: Attribution or Attribution-ShareAlike and No Copyright.
- Hire a professional to create your image
Pay someone to create the images you need. Make sure you get in writting that you have full ownership and the rights of the images they produce.
- Stock Photos
Buy images from a stock photo website. Make sure you purchase the correct usage license. Their should be alicense information section on the website that will have a lot of fine print explaining what you can and cannot do with a specific image. This textcan be hard to understand so we suggest you call the company and speak to a representive about the image you wish to purchase. This way you will NOT fall into the pit trap of copyright extortion.
• Royalty Free Images
Images are not free to use. This term is confusing so read all of the fine print before you use any of these images.
• Get Educated
- StockPhotoRights.com Image Rights Explained Visually.
- Copyright information.
- Trademark information.
- Stockphotolicense.com this website has a lot of good information.