Copyright, Licensing and Usage Terms
Copyright is a rather confusing and touchy subject. At POW we maintain ownership over the copyright. We grant worldwide, unlimited usage rights for an unlimited amount of time, in an unlimited amount of mediums and alterations for promotional and advertising usage of the company that made the order. This is the most usage that can be given and it is included in the price.
Without ownership, you would only be restricted from selling the copyright of the images to others and filing a formal lawsuit against those that use the images without permission for statutory damages. There are typically many steps before filing a formal lawsuit. You can still file cease and desist orders and DMCA takedown orders without a copyright transfer.
If you feel that you still need the copyright we do sell the copyright for an additional $20 per image; however, if you don't plan on doing the above 2 things, it may not benefit you. It is highly unusual for a photographer to give away the copyright for free.
If you are mostly concerned about us sharing the images, we are more than happy to agree to not share them on our website or with anyone. If you want, we are happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement for the images which will legally protect you.
We are more concerned about you having a positive experience with us than sharing your images.
POW Terms: http://www.powproductphotography.com/terms_and_conditions/
Additional Information: http://ftp.asmp.org/articles/working-assignment-photographer.html