All material on this website is copyrighted by me, Ed Skinner, unless otherwise stated.
This includes images as well as text. You need my permission to re-use these images or significant portions of text. Any other use, for example such as copying a picture here and pasting it elsewhere, violates my copyright even if you provide a link and/or attribution.
You need my express permission to copy pictures and/or significant amounts of text.
While I appreciate links to this website and short quotations with attribution, anything more requires my permission.
In general, I am always pleased to grant such permissions.
But you must ask.
You must ask.
2 thoughts on “Copyright – A Friendly Reminder”
Is the copyright still good on the CD you gave me?
Yes, the copyright is still in effect and will continue to be so for, I hope, many years to come. Here are the details:
“The law automatically protects a work that is created and fixed in a tangible medium of expression on or after January 1, 1978, from the moment of its creation and gives it a term lasting for the author’s life plus an additional 70 years.” (http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ15a.pdf)
(Specifics for works created prior to January 1, 1978 vary. The above PDF has the details.)
Note, however, that the holder of a copyright may grant rights to others such as the right to reproduce the work, use it for profit and, generally, just about anything else as may be spelled out in the grant. The copyright holder therefore sets the terms of the grant.
For example, for most of my Bullseye photographs, I typically grant the right to use them for any purpose. I often add that, in such uses, an attribution must be provided to the effect that I am the copyright holder of that work.
I’d have to paw through my old emails to see what rights were originally granted but, since I am the copyright holder, I can also grant additional rights at any time.
I therefore grant you, Tony, the right to use any of the Bullseye pictures I provided on the CD in any way provided any such use attributes me as the copyright holder.
Should you want to use an image in some other way (such as without the attribution), let me know and we can work out a deal. In the case of those photographs, anything that promotes the sport will probably be agreeable. I’d just like to OK the specifics.
Thanks for asking, Tony.