Photos from the photo bank provided by CzechTourism can be downloaded for free for the purposes of promotional and non-commercial purposes abroad and at home only. Non-commercial use is publication in printed media and promotional materials not intended for sale (e.g. catalogues of travel agencies, promotional leaflets or periodic publications not intended for sale, or publication in an electronic catalogue of a travel agency’s website). In periodical press (newspapers, journals, magazines), individual photos can be used solely for news purposes and to a reasonable extent only. Furthermore, journalists may use the photos to promote the Czech Republic. In other cases, use without the author’s consent is considered a copyright breach.
If you are interested in using the photos for commercial purposes (e.g. for publications intended for sale), you must contact the author of the photos. The author of the work must consent to such use. Breach of the photo bank creator’s rights, i.e. of CzechTourism, will immediately result in enforcement of a resolution to the undesirable situation in general courts. In conjunction with the legal proceedings mentioned above, compensation for damage will be required. At the same time, users may not use individual photos or groups of photos systematically or repeatedly, which contradicts the legitimate interests of the creator of the database. Neither individual photos nor groups of photos from the photo bank may be used excessively, i.e. do not infringe the copyrights of the creator of the photo bank in common use (e.g. create a database consisting of photos from CzechTourism solely on a travel agency’s website). Users of the photo bank are not authorized to use downloaded photos in contradiction to the legitimate interest of the creator of the database (CzechTourism); this applies to a lower number of photos as well. Use of the photo bank must not prejudice the exclusive rights of the author to grant consent to the use of any promotional publications, materials or calendars used for commercial purposes and intended for sale.