From Owl & Dragon Photography
All the text and images on this Web site are copyright © 2000 Owl &
Dragon Photography unless otherwise noted.
Here are the terms of our blanket license...
Printing of photos for personal use
If you want a copy of one of our images to stick on your fridge or use in a
school project or cover a crack in your wall, then please feel free to print
anything you like from our site.
Non-commercial Web use of photos
If you have a personal home page or non-commercial Web service, please feel free
to use our photographs with hyperlinked credit. Acceptable is
hyperlink the image with the attribute of
Photograph Courtesy Owl & Dragon Photography or
ALT="Photograph Courtesy Owl & Dragon Photography, Click Here To Visit Us"
That way people know who took the image and also can find our on-line copyright
statement. You do not need to pay for usage. Just build the best Web site you
can and give it back to the community.
Commercial Web use of photos
If you would like to use our images on a commercial page, then please do the
You do not need to pay for usage, either, though we reserve the right to deny
usage on sites that we find to be truly poisonous or are using the images in a
way we deem inappropriate.
- register the URL with us (sending email is fine).
- add the hyperlinked credit as above.
If you would like to distinguish yourself from the
"get rich-quick artists looking to make a fast buck on the Internet" and you feel that my photography enhances
your site, then please make a charitable donation to Mary Bridge Children's
Hospital and Health Center in Tacoma, The Pierce County Aids Foundation or Pet
Haven Humane Society in Nampa following the
instructions for donations (so we can put you on our hero list).
Note: remember that most of the images of people on my pages are not
model-released. Advertising usage of photos (e.g., brochures, catalogs, print
ads) is very different from editorial usage of photos (e.g., newspaper and
magazine articles, books). You cannot use images in advertising (e.g., an
on-line product brochure or anything else that is selling) without getting a
model release from any person whose image is recognizable in the photo. You
might also have problems if an image contains a recognizable physical property,
e.g., Disneyland. One of the reasons advertisers pay $1000+ for images from
stock agencies is that those agencies have generally already gotten the relevant
We maintain a list of "Villains" who
are using our photographs in an unauthorized manner. If you see one of our images in a magazine or a Web page and there is no
credit, then it is almost surely unauthorized. If you are the first person to
tell us about it, we'll send you a free print for your wall.
Text and Stories
Please feel free to redistribute via hardcopy or email for noncommercial
purposes any of our writings, but please don't break up documents and please attribute the source in such a way that
someone can find the
most up-to-date version on the Web.
Please do not ever copy any of our (text) content to a public Web server. Link
to our pages instead. we guarantee not to break any of your links. The problem
with you putting a page on your server is that the search engines will find it
and send our readers to your server instead. Thus they will be deprived of our latest content and service innovations.
Use of photos and Web pages in print
If you are doing a story, book, or CD-ROM about the World Wide Web, please feel
free to include a page or two of mine under the following conditions:
If you simply want to use my photographs to illustrate an article that is not
about our Web pages, e.g., you just want a flower photo to go with a story, then that is commercial usage, you are not covered by any of these
blanket licenses, and you should send us email with a proposal. An exception to
this is free publications put out by non-commercial organizations; you guys can
use whatever you want with credit as above.
- screen captures must be made from a computer with a 32-bit color video
board. (Machines with 8-bit cards produce distorted images and colors.) I
will supply traditional prints or transparencies for reproduction
- the URL must be legible in the capture or separately printed in a caption
- a small credit must be printed reading "Web page courtesy Owl &
Dragon Photography (email@example.com)" or "Photos courtesy Owl &
Dragon Photography (firstname.lastname@example.org)"
- send us email informing us of the usage and we will email you back with
Snail Mailing instructions so you can send us a copy.
Thanks to Philip
Greenspun for the use of parts of his copyright page. If you you would like
to cut and paste all or parts of this page for use on your own copyright page
feel free to but Philip
Greenspun has much more information available on his page.