General Copyright Provisions
The material on www.maltaphotoaward.com is protected by copyright. Permission is granted to view the material on this site and to use the site’s services.
Material featured on this site is subject to Malta International Photo Award Ltd. copyright protection. This material may not be used, copied and re-distributed free of charge in any format or media. Prior written authorisation by MIPA needs to be obtained to use any MIPA material on any third party site, indicating where the material is used, and clearly acknowledging the source and copyright status e.g. in the form of © Malta International Photo Award.
This permission does not extend to material on websites that www.maltaphotoaward.com links to, or content from other websites supplied to and reproduced here. Such material may only be used in accordance with the copyright notice on the website concerned.
Copyright of Photographs Submitted on Website
MIPA will NEVER assume ownership of your work, and the artist's copyright settings, as selected by the artist, will remain associated with each published project. Work submitted to MIPA remains owned by the artist, under the artist's selected copyright settings, and artists decide whether or not to sell their work to third parties. However, if the content does rank in the top 10, it will be included in the original MIPA publication as per prizes listed on the website. MIPA does act as an intermediary in selling creative work through its online shop, but this is an optional choice available to photographers and will only happen through a specific agreement between MIPA and the photographer.
Malta International Photo Award respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. In the case that a user infringes or is charged with infringing the copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights of others, MIPA can immediately disable and/or terminate the account of these users.
You will remain responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of your Content. You acknowledge and agree that the display or inclusion of your Content shall be in the sole discretion of MIPA and your Content may or may not be included on the MIPA website for any reason or no reason at all.
Submitting a Copyright Infringement Information
If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Site by informing the MIPA management via email on [email protected], indicating the nature of the infringement. MIPA will then take appropriate measures in accordance with Articles 42 ff. of the Maltese Copyright Act, Chapter 415 of the Laws of Malta.
MIPA respects the trademark rights of others. Accounts with usernames or any other content that misleads others or violates another's trademark may be updated, transferred or permanently suspended.
If you are concerned that someone may be using your trademark in an infringing way on our site you can let us know by us at [email protected], and MIPA will review your submission and take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate.