I am in the process of starting an online photographic archive for my local area and would really appreciate if anyone can help me with the questions below: The archive will consist of slides/photographs: My photos other peoples photos, some purchased from ebay with no idea of photographer Probably will also include postcards if possible I also have a large batch of glass slides that were used for postcards back in the 40's/50's. These were given to a family member to keep a number of years ago and the photographer (now sought after images) is now dead. I may also wish to sell/licence prints in the future to aid community developments and/or use to upgrade website/equipment etc. 1) How do I deal with copyright issues. Can I display all photos? Do I need permissions? Is there any special thing I need to do? 2) I am in contact with the photographer of the latest batch of slides I have purchased on ebay. Is there something I can get him to sign to allow use of his images? If you know of anything then does anyone know of a downloadable copy? Thank you for all your help. I really appreciate any help I can get on this subject.