What Is “All Rights Reserved”?

Full Question: What does it mean when a creative work has “All Rights Reserved” attached to it?

Answer: The phrase “All Rights Reserved” is often used by owners to indicate that they reserve all of the rights granted to them under copyright law. For example, photographers that post their own pictures online through photo-hosting websites such as Flickr, will often post an “All Rights Reserved” notice in the photograph’s title description. Failure to use this phrase has no legal implications as it is not required by copyright law.