Deep Image Copyright
The information and images on this site unless stated are ©
Copyright of Leigh Bishop 2002
with all ll rights reserved. All images that remain copyright to Leigh
Bishop on this site have been digitally watermarked through Dijimark
/ PhotoShop rendering all images traceable to me they have also had
my details rendered into the pixels that are clearly obvious. All
images copyright to Leigh Bishop can be backed up in a court of law
with the original 35mm format. Where I have used guests photographs
and information in the form of text/tables charts or any examples
I have clearly stated the authors or copyright owners credit. All
archive images have been researched as to their ownership where possible
with all leads taken up in an effort to source the true owners of
the material and in many cases research into their ownership continues.
Images in most cases will be posted on this site as and when they
have been published in the media depending on quality and current
issues. I do not spend hours of hard earn effort in the demanding
world of deep shipwreck photography for others to infringe on my copyright.
If you want unique images of specific deep shipwrecks on your website
do what I did get out there and shoot film at the sharp end. I have
decided on a personal approach to this situation.
Use Of Images for non commercial ventures.
Persons wishing to use images from this site are welcome to post
my images on their site free of charge providing they acknowledge
my simple requests before doing so. Firstly seek prior permission
in the first place, couldn't be easier could it no1 in the book
of manners a simple please goes a long way to start with, secondly
you will credit me as the copyright owner and creator of the image
which goes without question. Last but not least you will turn the
image into a direct link to Deep Image.co.uk as well as inserting
my web link into your links page. Clearly marked:- Specialists in
Deep shipwreck photography and exploration.
Please bear in mind I am not in a position to respond to all my
mail at any one time and that a selection of standard web issue
images will soon be available for use by other web designers.
Use of Images for Commercial or profit making organization.
If you are an image research assistant or a company/profit making
organization requiring images that you see on this site please e-mail
me with more information of your requirements and publication /
advertising requests. Leigh Bishops Shipwreck images have been used
in numerous advertising campaigns and publications and can be supplied
to ultra high resolution high end reproduction format of your request.
Please e-mail for standard rates and remember if you do not see
an image here we may have it in the Deep Image archive, from any
specialized area of ships shipping and shipwrecks. If we do not
have your request in stock we could assist in your request.
What if I ignore Deep Image copyright and steal from this site.
If I or anyone of my colleague's discover any image belonging to
Leigh Bishop copyright on the Internet or elsewhere that has not
be sourced via the above requests one of several things may happen.
Firstly depending on where it has been found and how it is presented
will depend on how far I am willing to pursue the theft. If its
highly commercial I shall seek further advice. Most certainly YOU
and YOUR sites name will appear on my THEFT on line Hall
of Shame page, believe it or not somebody has stolen images
from the Starfish
Enterprise website (the team I dive with). The individuals in
question have posted clearly marked copyright images on their site
without credit to the owner and worded the text surrounding the
images as if they are soley responsible for the images themselves.
A full report into this and their false acclaimed expeditions will
appear soon, as well as their honoree post of being the first to
appear on the Hall of Shame page. Watch this space as and
when it become's active.
A practical-minded person might argue that my system doesn't bring
me any cash or stop any infringement. A technology futurist might
argue that one of the micropayment schemes from the 1960's is going
to be set up real soon now. Both of these people are right I guess,
but I wont be sorry if what seems to be the evolving custom on the
Internet solidifies into law; send e-mail asking for permission
to republish, be scrupulous about crediting authors, and prepare
to be vilified if you flout these rules.