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Photo licensing FAQ

We receive frequent requests from other publishers, organizations, and individuals to reuse our photos. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions, and instructions:

Do I need permission to use The Oaklandside’s images?

Yes. The Oaklandside’s images and historical archive images require copyright permission. 

Personal use is not re-publication in any media format. When used, images must be correctly credited. Fees vary.

Only staff material from Cityside publications is potentially available for republication. If you are interested in the use of an image credited to anyone other our staff (see above), you will need to seek permission directly from the accredited photographer.

Are Oaklandside photos copyrighted?

Yes, The Oaklandside’s photos are copyrighted and cannot be distributed, reproduced, displayed, or broadcasted without prior written permission and a copyright license from Cityside. 

How do I make a request?

Contact our team by completing this form to request a photo license to reuse images and graphics. (We reserve the right, at our discretion, to deny requests for photo licensing.)