Copyright Infringement Policy: All photographs appearing in the Boxist.com photography websites are the exclusive intellectual property of Sam Mugraby and all are Copyright 2005-2021 Boxist Stock Photography / Sam Mugraby, All rights reserved. All images are fully protected under U.S. and the Berne International Copyright Convention. Unauthorized use of any image is considered copyright infringement and is a violation of Copyright Laws, our images are registered with the US Copyright Office.
Copyright infringement is the unauthorized use of a copyrighted work. Even the simple act of photocopying a copyrighted image without permission can be an infringement. When there is an infringement, the owner of the copyright can sue for damages, All infringements of our copyrighted images will be handled by our Copyright Compliance Team or with through our Legal Recovery Partners & Lawyers, Our most aggressive option against copyright infringers is to pursue our legal remedies by filing a lawsuit.
Please do not use any of my photographs without my prior written permission or license. All unauthorized use may be pursued to the fullest extent of the law, Our “intellectual property” stock images are not public domain or free images, which means you can not use them on blogs, forums, educational, personal websites, social media platforms for free. No form of reproduction, The intellectual property MAY NOT BE DOWNLOADED except by normal viewing process of the browser. The intellectual property may not be copied to another computer, transmitted , published, reproduced, stored, manipulated, projected, or altered in any way, including without limitation any digitization or synthesizing of the images, alone or with any other material, by use of computer or other electronic means or any other method or means now or hereafter known, without the written permission of Boxist.com and payment of a fee or arrangement thereof.
If you find any of the photographs on this website on any wallpaper website (often claiming to offer “Free” wallpapers, images) or other media piracy websites offering “Free” images, do not be misled. Those websites have obtained our images illegally and they make a living off of stealing images from photographers and selling ads on their websites, They do not have our consent to use our photographs for any purpose, much less to offer them for free! Many of these wallpaper websites are located and hosted in foreign countries where copyright enforcement and laws is nonexistent, and they don’t respect any copyright laws or DMCA takedown notices. Please do not download any of our photographs from any of these websites.
Copyright infringement is an individual charge. taking a copyrighted image from a likely infringer (such as wallpapers sharing websites and piracy media) does not absolve you of any liability for infringement, just because your source of the material did not obtain the image legally, the same If you take stolen merchandise from someone else, even if you did not know it was stolen, you could be found guilty of a crime. Copyright law works on a similar principal. Before using an image, think it may be copyrighted (whether or not the website you see it on has permission to post it),
We are in continuous fight against online piracy for the removal of our copyrighted images in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Berne Convention, the WIPO Copyright treaty, and the trade related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS) of the World Trade Organization,
The overwhelming amount of content and images available on the internet leads some to believe that they can use someone else’s published work without permission and get away with it, Infringement of copyright may result in monetary damages, lawsuits, costly legal fees and under some rare circumstances, criminal charges.
As the number of websites and blogs grow, the demand for content puts more pressure on website owners and authors, who may resort to stealing images and using photos they find on various websites in order to fill space on their sites and attract traffic, Just because photos is on the Internet does not mean it’s “free” to take and steal. Information, images, pictures, designs, and photographs, all are protected under domestic and international copyright laws and are known as intellectual property.
Unfortunately, We struggle with hundreds of copyright infringements every year, we have been hit hard in recent years as people seem to feel free to just take anything they can copy from the internet and use for their own purposes, without paying the photographer. We are committed to enforcing the copyrights for our images. Consequently, We will take all appropriate steps to pursue legitimate claims for copyright infringements including fair compensation for the past infringing commercial use, as well as recovering the costs of discovering those infringements, and the legal fees necessary to obtain that compensation.
Our Copyright and License Compliance team is committed to protecting our images from any unauthorized use and to maintain control over our intellectual property and work, Too many people think that they have a right to use the photos they found online or they won’t be caught. Fortunately, there are many tools to battle copyright infringement.
Boxist.com vigorously protects copyright interests, Our images pricing is based on the size of the image and license type (from 50$ to 750$ per image), In the event that an infringement is discovered, you might be notified by copyright compliance team and invoiced the standard TRIPLE FEE for unauthorized usage and/or prosecuted for Copyright Infringement in the U.S. Federal Court (or the country in which you reside) where you will be subject to statutory damages as well as all court costs and attorney’s fees.
Like most professional photographers, artists, and graphics designers, We have invested literally hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years in state-of-the-art cameras and professional-grade photographic and scanning equipment, computers, software and digital storage, printing and proofing costs and so much more along with many years of continued hard work perfecting art, designing, photographing, editing the photos displayed on this website. We support ourselves exclusively through the use of our photographs, we respectfully ask that if you’d like to use any of my photographs, for personal, educational or commercial use, please contact us directly first to obtain a license to do so. Please don’t just take them from the Internet.
Be smart and seek out permission: If you don’t have permission or license to republish an image, then it is considered copyright infringement, Contact a copyright lawyer if you need legal advice on copyright laws. More information can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office and the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Work, See also the Country Profiles at WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization for more information.