Website content, photography, text and videos, www.birdingmaine.com, copyright ©2006-2011 John Briggs. All rights reserved.
All of my photos, videos and printed content are protected under copyright laws of the United States and other countries who signed at the Berne Copyright Convention of 1989. Any use of our photos, videos and printed content without prior permission is prohibited. However, I am pretty flexible on the use of our photos. One thing that I do hold hard and fast to is that you MUST receive PERMISSION prior to using any photos. Any sort of fees or agreements can vary depending on who is requesting use of the photos and what the photos will be used for. It can be as simple as credit being listed on a web page to donating to a foundation or charity of my choice. Please contact me to determine the specific requirements.
By entering this site you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this agreement. All photographs and text appearing in the Birding in Maine website are the exclusive property of John Briggs (except where stated otherwise) and are protected under international copyright treaties. They are made available for your personal viewing enjoyment only. No images are within the Public Domain. The photographs may not be copied, reproduced, redistributed, manipulated, projected, used or altered in any way without the prior express written permission of John Briggs and payment of a fee or an agreement of permission to use.
Permission is explicitly denied for any republication of text or photographs in this site without the prior express written consent of the author, John Briggs. This includes publishing in print and on the internet for commercial or non-commercial purposes. Permission to link to this site from your web page is freely given. Direct linking to images is strictly forbidden.
Each of the images in this site have been digitally “watermarked” using Digimarc software. The watermark is invisible to the eye but readable by a computer, even in print forms or when the image is used in a collage. In addition, Digimarc’s software searches through images on the internet and informs the rightful owners in the event of a possible copyright infringement.
If you have any questions about these guidelines, or would like to make a republication request, feel free to contact John Briggs via email.
What is Copyright?
The pictures/photos/photography on this website are known as “intellectual property”. By law, they are not any different from other forms of property such as your computer, as the creation of images also requires personal skill, equipment, time and money. To take and distribute images without consent is a form of theft and is therefore illegal. These images are not royalty free and a fee or permission is required for each specific usage.
In summary, if you’re interested in using my photos, the first step would be to contact me, letting me know what photos you’re interested in and what you intend to use the photos for.
You are always encouraged to make a link to any of the web pages (html files) included on this site without any restriction.
Embedding images into a web page, that has a direct (“hot”) link (img src) to any image file on this site (jpeg, gif, png file). This is using the bandwidth that I pay for and is considered stealing.
Using programs to automatically download or spider large portions of the birdingmaine.com site for other purposes than indexing.
Framing of any of the birdingmaine.com web pages.
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