This copyright statement applies to all photography & images found on this website, and any other sites found on the blackburnimages.com domain. Please read carefully before downloading, linking to, printing or sharing copies for any use. All photographs on blackburnimages.com are copyrighted.
I. Proprietary Rights
The photographs contained on this, and any other site under the blackburnimages.com domain, are the property of Paul E Blackburn and are protected by United States and International copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights in this site, are the property of Paul E Blackburn.
No permission, either express or implied, is granted for the electronic transmission, storage, retrieval, or printing of the photographs contained on blackburnimages.com, other than that which is related to the normal "caching" practices of web browsers and activities such as downloading solely for your personal enjoyment. No parties/individuals visiting or viewing images from blackburnimages.com, may otherwise copy, modify, publish, transmit, or distribute the contents of the photographs found herein. Express written permission must be granted, on behalf of the photographer (copyright holder, Paul E Blackburn), in order to use these photographs for any purpose that is not outlined above.
Your use of blackburnimages.com or viewing of this statement indicates your acceptance of these conditions.
II. Personal Use Criteria
The following are a list of conditions where I, Paul E Blackburn, give individuals permission to link to (or copy) JPEG images and other material at no charge:
You may print a copy of any photograph for personal reference without further permission.
Students are welcome to download images and incorporate them into school reports, presentations, etc. for free so long as proper credit/citation is given, without my further permission.
Anyone can download images for the express use of displaying them on screen on any personal computer that is not being used for commercial or public viewing purposes.
III. Free Web Usage Criteria
The following conditions define my authorization for use of my image on the Web, free of charge, so long as proper attribution of copyright is given to me, Paul E Blackburn and include the e-mail address, email@example.com in said attribution:
You may make LINKS to the images on pages you maintain for yourself for personal, non-commercial use.
If you are preparing FREE online site guides for other photographers, bloggers, and photograph forums, you may make use of these images, BUT ONLY IF YOU ATTRIBUTE THEM AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IV. Commercial Use
Those persons who wish to use the photography found on this site in a commercial fashion must receive written consent from me, Paul E Blackburn, prior to its commercial use. To obtain consent, interested parties should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In that e-mail the following should be addressed:
- Image(s) you would like to use
- Where they will be displayed
- How they will be displayed
- Intent of its display
- Duration of their commercial use
- Any other information you feel would be useful
Any commercial use of my photography without prior consent is a violation of United States and International copyright law.
V. Copyright Protection Tactics
In attempts to maintain the integrity of the copyrighted photographs found on this site, several copyright protection methods have been utilized. Some of these tactics include, but are not limited to:
- Placement of watermarks
- Resizing of images
- Conversion of images to low resolution for web use
If you would like to use a specific photograph with some of the copyright protection tactics removed, please e-mail me at email@example.com and describe what the intended use of the imagery with the copyright protections tactics reduced.
IV. Copyright Infringement is Serious
The act of infringing on a copyright is a very serious business and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. I have worked very hard to present you with a quality photographic experience and I kindly ask that you will refrain from copying anything from the site onto your own hard drive, diskette(s), printer, etc. Doing so is an infringement of United States and International copyright laws.