A copyright originates at the moment a photograph is created. The Photographer is the owner of the image . The Photographer has complete control over his or her work.
Displaying on a website IE: face book, my space etc. uploading, downloading, changing, editing, cropping, copying, or manipulation of any sort is prohibited and a violation of copyright laws.
Copyright infringement is the unauthorized use of a copyrighted work. Even the simple act of photocopying a copyrighted image without permission can be an infringement. When there is an infringement, the owner of the copyright can sue for damages.