All image and text material is, as a rule, covered by copyright law. Any use of image and text material requires prior agreement with the copyright owner.
Also, it is your duty to investigate the copyright licensing on any image or text material you use. You must conduct this investigation before publishing the material, to ensure its publication does not violate or infringe the copyright owner’s rights. Therefore, before any publication takes place, a valid license must always be acquired for material covered by copyright law.
If there is no proper, and valid, license for the material, it is a breach of copyright law. In these cases, Copyright Agent makes claims for improper use, on behalf of our clients.