Licensing and reuse

Just because it’s on the internet doesn’t mean it’s free and available. Most sites are copyright, which prevents you from (legally) doing pretty much anything with the content. This site is different in that it uses Creative Commons licences. There are a variety of Creative Commons licences, all designed to let you know what you’re allowed to do with the content and under what conditions.

Posts will have the licence at the bottom of the post, and images will have the licence as part of the caption. For example, at the bottom of this page you’ll see a CC BY-SA licence. Each post or image has its own licence.

Images

Original artworks are copyrighted. The majority of my own photographs or diagrams will be CC BY-SA (By attribution, share-alike). This type of licence is ‘by attribution, share alike’, which means you could reuse and modify it, providing that you give credit (attribution) and distribute any copies or modified versions under the same conditions. You can see examples of what attribution looks like in any of my posts with a photograph.

Text – Posts and Pages

Any of the text content of the site usually has a CC BY-NC-SA licence. This licence has the same conditions as that for the photographs, with the added restriction that the text may not be used commercially.

Content from Other Sources

I do use photographs from other people and try to conform to the appropriate licences. If you believe that your intellectual property is on this site then contact me using the links on the ‘About‘ page so that I can either correctly give credit or remove the content.

Creative Commons Licence
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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