Copyright Advice5th August 2011
Articles from Garden Design Journal
1. The Society of Garden Designers owns the copyright of the articles in the Garden Design Journal
2. The Society of Garden Designers gives permission to contributors of text and images to reproduce these on their websites in pdf format subject to points 3, 4 and 5 below
3. If an article is to be reused on a website and it includes illustrations, then permission needs to be obtained from relevant photographers or picture libraries etc owning the rights to the images; this is the responsibility of the contributing author/member who wishes to reuse an article on their website, and not the Garden Design Journal or the Society of Garden Designers
4. If the article is a feature about products using publicity images from the manufacturers, members can use that page on their website so long as it is a faithful reproduction of the page itself (ie, not extracting the text and using it in any other way)
5. Any article/image reused from the journal should make it clear that it is reproduced from the Garden Design Journal
You should be aware that copyright for photography always remains with the photographer and not with the owner/designer unless there is a written agreement between the owner/designer and the photographer to waive that. If you agree to let a professional photographer into one of your gardens, the photographer will own those pictures for their library.
If a photographer agrees to a free use of a picture, say for publicity purposes, that does not mean it can be used again. The general rule has to be: assume it has to be paid for, unless you have a written agreement to the contrary - and this would apply to brochures, publicity material, websites, posters and post cards. This applies equally to a portrait of a person, as it does to photos of gardens.
Some photographers are happy to come to arrangement with a designer who has helped them to access unusual gardens, for example - but the fee and terms of the use of the pictures needs to be clarified and put in writing.
Society of Garden Designers
19th July 2011