MGN Site Usage Agreement

The images provided on MGN Online, (the "Site") are for the exclusive use of Multimedia Graphic Network ("MGN") and their affiliated News Partners and Clients (“Affiliates”). Your use of this Site and any content shall comply with all applicable laws. Affiliates are licensed to use these images within their given market. All materials are protected by Copyright, Trademark and other intellectual property laws of the United States of America. Images containing the copyrighted material of third parties are for News Editorial use only and are presented with the permission of those parties, or rights provided under the “Fair Use” Copyright law for news reporting.

Affiliates providing Co-op images to MGN Online warrant such images are copyright and trademark free. By submitting material to us, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the express consent of the owner. Co-op images submitted to MGN for use are not to be used by other Affiliates within the same market. Any use of images without the express written consent of MGN, their affiliated partners or the Copyright and Trademark holders is a violation of U.S. Copyright and Trademark law. You grant MGN the worldwide, royalty free and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish such material on the MGN Online Site. You also grant us the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such material (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. We also reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete, move, or edit any postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons, and you agree to immediately discontinue all use of the content upon notification from MGN. Upon termination of this License Agreement Affiliates must remove and discontinue all use of MGN content.

Photo Credit

Are Photo Credits needed for On-Air Broadcast News?

Photo Credit for On-Air ‘Over-The-Shoulder’ use is optional and not required by MGN’s licensing terms based on ‘Fair Use’. However, any full screen broadcast photo use must show the Photo Credit / Attribution provided.

Are Photo Credits needed for use on our Website?

Photo Credits must be included for any images used on your Website and Digital Platforms.

Photo Credit Reminder

MGN has embedded required photo Credits, including Creative Commons License information, placed on the bottom right corner of all MGN provided content. To access images with embedded license, Simply download & use images ‘w / Credits’. These Credits are not only for your convenience, but have License requirements for content use when you post on your Website. MGN Affiliates can use these attributions provided so Photo Credits will properly display with an image on your Website. If you crop or decide to use a version without the embedded Credits, you must still display the proper Photo Credit and License we have provided. This information must display with the image, Neglecting to do so will result in its use being out of license use and compliance.

Notice of Copyright Infringement

It is the policy of MGN to promptly process and investigate notices of alleged copyright infringement, and take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), Title 17, United States Code, Section 512. In that regard, MGN may terminate the accounts of Affiliates and users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on the Site, send MGN’s Copyright Agent a written notice containing: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work or works that you claim have been infringed and identification of what material in such work(s) is claimed to be infringing; (iii) a description of the location of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site; (iv) information sufficient to permit MGN to contact you, such as your physical address, phone number, and email address; (v) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material you identified is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement by you that the information in your notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

MGN's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

MGN Copyright Agent, 2533 S. Coast Highway 101, Suite 260, Cardiff, CA 92007;
By phone: 800.483.0961;By fax: 760.633.4789; email:

Hold Harmless/Indemnification

MGN is committed to its Affiliates and agrees to indemnify and hold them harmless for any infringing material contained on this Site which results in a damage claim or damages to an Affiliate. Similarly, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless MGN against all claims (including, without limitation, claims by third parties), liability, damages (including punitive damages), judgments, settlements, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to (i) Your breach of any terms, conditions or restrictions of this Site Usage Agreement, (ii) Your use or modification of any material, or combination of any material, (iii) Your failure to provide material that is copyright free or to obtain from third parties all permissions necessary to use the material; and (iv) Any claims arising out of material you supply via the Co-op.