Public Domain Accounts (PDA)


[Clic aquí para versión en español] wishes to encourage the distribution of urbex pictures free of intellectual property rights restrictions, so it offers Public Domain Accounts (PDA) free of charge and with unlimited storage to those authors and / or owners of intellectual property that release their works to the public domain worldwide.

For this the following conditions are established:

The people interested in owning a Public Domain Account must make a written request through our contact form. will study the petition and decide to its sole criteria, if it’ll give or not the PDA. If so, we will contact the applicant to register the Public Domain Account. The terms and conditions applicable to the PDA will be the same as the other accounts, described in our Terms of Use, with the exception that it’s owner gives up to the royalties and / or intellectual property of all the photos and other material uploaded with the Public Domain Account, including but not limited to comments, reviews and / or observations that the user could make using the PDA. This pictures / content will be under a Creative Commons CC0 license, which means that:

- The holder of the Public Domain Account, being the author and / or intellectual owner of said photos / content, has dedicated them to public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.

- Anybody will be able to copy, modify, distribute, perform and make public communication of the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

The request itself for a Public Domain Account supposes the agreement of these conditions and the ones established in our Terms of Use.

For proper identification, the username in the Public Domain Accounts will necessarily begin with “PDA”, remaining like this: “PDA_Username”. As a profile name it will be possible to use whichever the user prefers. Likewise, the profile biography will be mandatory to clearly indicate and in first terms the following: “PUBLIC DOMAIN ACCOUNT. Images on this account are released under CC0”. Since the PDA’s are created by the Administrator, the foregoing will be already on the account and in the User profile when the applicant receives access to the PDA, with the latter being obliged to keep it without change.

It would also be recommended that in the description of each photo that is uploaded with a PDA the holder mentions that it’s shared under the Creative Commons CC0 license.

Since all the material uploaded with a PDA as well as its content will be in Public Domain, reserves the right to not take it down nor delete the content even if the holder asks for it, however we commit to change the account name and / or the profile name if the holder tells us to.