Copyright Notice

This page was snarfed from Philip Greenspun. (with his gracious prior approval)

All the text sounds, movies and pictures in this website are copyright David Primmer.

Here are the terms of my blanket license...

Non-commercial Web use of photos

If you have a personal home page or non-commercial Web service, please feel free to use my photographs with hyperlinked credit. Acceptable HTML is

photographs courtesy <a href="">David Primmer<a>

That way people know who took the picture and also can find my 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 my pictures on a commercial page, then please do the following:

  1. register the URL with me (sending email is fine)
  2. add the hyperlinked credit as above

You do not need to pay for usage, either, though I reserve the right to deny usage on any site I wish.

Note: remember that most of the pictures 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 pictures 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 releases.

Text and Stories

Please feel free to redistribute via hardcopy or email for noncommercial purposes any of my writings, but please don't break up documents (except by chapter) 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 my (text) content to a public Web server. Link to my pages instead. I 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 my readers to your server instead. I'll never be able to update it.

Noncommercial use of photos and Web pages in print

If you are doing a story, book, or CD-ROM, please feel free to include a page or two of mine under the following conditions:

  1. You use an appropiately high resolution verion of my photograph for print job in question. I will supply alternate media for reproduction upon request.
  2. A small credit must be printed reading something like "Web page courtesy David Primmer" or "Photo courtesy David Primmer"
  3. Send me email informing me of the usage.

Commercial use

If you simply want to use my photographs to illustrate an article that is not about my Web pages, e.g., you just want a monk photo to go with a story on monks, then that is commercial usage, you are not covered by any of these blanket licenses, and you should send me 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.