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Copyright Notice and Liscense Terms

from Craig A. Smith

modeled after that of Philip Greenspun

All the text and pictures on this Web server are copyright Craig A. Smith.  Here are the terms of my blanket license...

Printing of photos for personal use

If you want a copy of one of my pictures 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 my site.

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 a hyperlinked credit on every page where one of my photos appears. Acceptable HTML is
photographs courtesy <a href="http://craiggae.dyndns.com/">Craig A. Smith</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 (on every page where a photo appears)
You do not need to pay for usage, either, though I reserve the right to deny usage on sites that I find to be truly poisonous.

If you would like to distinguish yourself from the get-rich-quick artists looking to make a fast buck off the Internet without contributing anything back to the community and you feel that my photography enhances your site, then please make a charitable donation to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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.

Use of photos and Web pages in print

If you're a non-profit organization and want to use one of my photos in a printed brochure or magazine, you can do so at no charge with a "Photo courtesy http://craiggae.dyndns.org" credit.

If you're a musical group and want to use one of my photos for a CD cover, you can do so at no charge with a "Cover photo courtesy http://craiggae.dyndns.org" credit in the liner notes. If convenient, please mail me a copy of the finished product.

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:

  1. the URL is legible in the capture or separately printed in a caption
  2. a small credit is printed reading "Photos courtesy http://craiggae.dyndns.org"
  3. send me email informing me of the usage
If you want to use a photo in a for-profit print project, e.g., magazine article, advertisement, book, brochure, etc., please contact me via email. It will help if you include the full URL of the image on my server.


If you see one of my pictures 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 me about it, I'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 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. 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. Thus they will be deprived of my latest content and innovations. 

Craig A. Smith