Where a photograph was commissioned before 30 July 1998, the client is the owner of copyrightunless there was an agreement to the contrary. For photographs commissioned after 30 July
1998, the photographer is the owner of copyright except if the photograph was commissioned for a
private or domestic purpose. If the photograph was commissioned for a private or domestic
purpose, for example, a family portrait, the client owns copyright
, unless there is an agreement to
the contrary. Where an artist is commissioned to create a photograph, portrait or engraving for a
particular purpose, and the client owns copyright in the commissioned work, the artist may stop the
work being used for any other purpose.