Copyright ©

Imagery on this website or elsewhere belonging to the Duffy Archive can not be reproduced without prior written consent and a copyright credit.

The Duffy Archive has a strict policing policy for infringed images. For further clarification please email our legal team at:

All photographs taken by photographer Brian Duffy displayed on this website are the sole copyright of The Duffy Archive with the exception of the David Bowie Aladdin Sane imagery which is the copyright of The Duffy Archive & The David Bowie Archive™.

Subject to the UK 1956 Design & Patents Act, the images displayed on this website are the copyright of Duffy Archive Limited. The design, concept and photography were created by Photographer Brian Duffy and usage of any part of this imagery in any form or likeness whether whole or part without the prior written consent of Duffy Archive Limited is an infringement of the author’s rights.

The Duffy Archive employs the following companies to police unauthorised and unlicensed infringements worldwide:

ImageRights™  – USA

Copytrack™ – GER

If you have been contacted by one of the above companies they will have assessed that an infringement has taken place. It is requested that all issues are resolved directly with the above companies to avoid any confusion in reaching an amicable solution.

For any reason that the Duffy Archive would need to be contacted in regards to an infringement please do so in writing. The unique case ID (e.g CAS_12345) must be quoted. This will enable a member of the Duffy Archive copyright team to find the correct case file. Without this information we will not be able to respond.

Any images produced by an individual or company monetised in any format without prior license or permission will lead to action being taken.

Examples of infringements may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prints, merchandising, murals, clothing and accessories or any other products produced.
  • Use for any editorial, news article or video without credit, license or permission.
  • Advertising or promotion of a brand, an event or a venue in print, digitally, on social media etc.
  • Using images from a press relaease out of context or to create additional content.
  • Modifying, cropping or manipulating our imagery in any way or as part of a graphic design or logo.
  • Applying a logo, trademark or copyright to imagery to our properties.
  • To collect any royalties via sub-licensing or making our properties available to download.
  • For any other way deemed detrimental to the works or offensive to the content/persons featured in said works.

The Duffy Archive maintains an active policing policy for infringing images and will not hesitate to pursue legal action against those involved. If you have been approached by the Duffy Archive Copyright team or are wondering if your work is infringing on our intellectual property rights please see the UKCS Website for further advice. All graphical or physical representations or derivations of the works must be approved and/or licensed by The Duffy Archive prior to use.

To obtain a quote for licensing a product or to use an image in a situation that requires a license please click here to visit our licensing portal.

The Duffy Archive reserves the right to refuse a license of any of its imagery for any products, events, uses etc. that are deemed inappropriate, in poor taste, defamatory or damaging to the reputation and good nature of its business or generally of poor quality and low standards.

The Duffy Archive support personal fan art which represent images that belong to the Archive provided that there is no financial gain to the creator of the works. If you have created a work and are sharing on social media please tag us @duffy_archive so we can see it and share it. If you are unsure if a work is covered by the above we always recommend that you check with us for clarification.

For further clarification or questions regarding any copyright issues please email our legal team at

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