The Copyright Act protects photographers by giving the creator of the photograph the exclusive rights to copy, edit and distribute the image by sale or transfer.

These exclusive rights make it illegal to copy, scan, edit or share photographic prints and digital media without the photographer’s permission. Violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties.

Be sure to discuss your copyright needs or questions with your photographer; reasonable requests may be accommodated.

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Shane Monahan Photography provides copyright permission to clients that have purchased individual digital files or photography packages that include permission to make prints for personal use.  A letter is provided with the digital files granting this permission.  If letter is not present or available, then copyright permission has not been granted.  Please contact Shane Monahan to purchase the rights to reproduce the images.  (712) 223-1032 or [email protected]