Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Who owns the copyright of Gravestone Photographic Resource photos?

The photographs held by the Gravestone Photographic Resource (GPR) have been taken by volunteers and others who have then given their permission for GPR to distribute them. The copyright of these photographs belongs to the original photographer unless they have specifically given the copyright to the GPR.

The copyright holders allow GPR to distribute free copies of its photographs to given to anyone requesting a copy. The copyright holders extend a right of usage to those people obtaining the images through GPR for use in private publications of family history books (no more than 10 copies) or on the internet web site, provided no charge is made for access to the image either via subscription or a "pay as you go" basis. Such photographs should acknowledge that they were obtained through the GPR and acknowledge that the copyright belongs to a GPR volunteer. The GPR should be notified of any such publication.

GPR photographs may not be sold or used for commercial purposes without obtaining the written permission of the copyright holder through the GPR.

All images published on the GPR website are covered by its copyright.


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