Some basic points to remember about UK Copyright Law:
No copyright photograph may be copied without the permission of the copyright owner.
Photographers hold copyright in their own work unless agreed otherwise.
The situation is different for employed photographers who create work in the course of their employment, here the copyright belongs to the employer.
Photographers have the right to assert their moral right to be credited as the author of a photograph.
Photographers have the right to object to treatment of their photograph which distorts, mutilates or is otherwise damaging to their reputation.
Copyright duration is usually 70 years from the end of the year in which the author dies.
It is the responsibility of the user / publisher to check that they have permission, are within the terms of any license, or are acting within the fair practice or other permissions granted by law.
Unauthorised copying of a copyright image or photograph or failure to give credit are infringements of law and as such can be subject to criminal sanctions such as a fine or imprisonment or civil sanctions such as claims for damages, accounts, delivery up or injunctions precluding one's use of the images.
This is a summary of copyright law. We cannot accept any liability arising out of the information given here, if you are in any doubt about your rights to use a copyright please consult a legal professional.