When taking and submitting photographs to photo libraries, it is useful to know something about the copyright.
In the UK, virtually every work created by the labour, skill and judgement of individuals is covered by copyright – as long as it meets certain conditions.
These conditions are that:
1. The work must be original
2. The work must be in a material form. Ideas cannot be copyrighted, but the expression of those ideas into a physical format will gain copyright.