**Effective May 24th 2018 till July 1st 2018 **
Any artwork/content displayed on IVAO is understood to comply with the following Intellectual Property Policy. If you are the author of artwork being displayed without your permission, please contact IVAO Public Relations to request it's removal.
These guidelines are intended to provide a basic understanding of intellectual property rights, and how they affect our organisation. Staff or members involved in the creation, use or distribution of images should read and understand these guidelines.
Creative artwork (images, videos, banners etc) used for any IVAO activity (under the name of IVAO, or any functional division, department or sub-section) must be created using either:
A) Artwork created by the author (photographs, illustrations, drawings, video footage etc.) B) Artwork that is free from copyright restrictions C) An image for which permission to alter and create derivative works has been granted. (The author must grant permission with the knowledge that a non-profit organisation may distribute the derivative image internally or externally.)
Images must be free from any registered trademarks, unless explicit permission has been granted by the registered owner to use the trademark.
Any author submitting his/her own image(s) as a whole (or part) work for IVAO is granting IVAO a license to use this image internally and externally, for free, until notified otherwise by the author.
Anybody creating, providing or using artwork in the name of IVAO (or any functional division, department or sub-section), must be able to demonstrate that the image is free from intellectual property (copyright and trademark) restrictions if challenged.
It is not difficult to seek permission to use copyrighted images. Websites such as airliners.net provide contact details for authors of images. Many authors will happily allow their images to be used, especially within other aviation hobbyist circles. Authors must grant permission in the full knowledge that IVAO may distribute the derivative image internally or externally.
Alternatively, recommended sources of copyright free images:
Our aim is to fix the root-cause and educate members, not to create a hostile 'checking-up' culture. However, any 'challenges' to this policy will be handled solely by the Public Relations Director (PRD.) Any member wishing to report some artwork for breaching these guidelines should submit evidence to the PRD. If a breach is observed, the author will be asked to demonstrate his compliance with the policy. The PRD will then decide whether the image is compliant or not. If it is not, the artwork will be withdrawn from the competition/usage.
For any further assistance or questions, please contact: IVAO Public Relations Department Director - firstname.lastname@example.org IVAO Public Relations Assistant Director - email@example.com IVAO Board of Governors - firstname.lastname@example.org