The pictures (images) and stories (documents) found
at this site have been provided by the contributing artists/writers
who kindly gave me permission to show them.
Copyright and all rights therein are maintained by the artists and
writers, notwithstanding that they have offered their works here
electronically. It is understood that persons copying this
information will adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each
author's copyright. These works may not be reposted without the
explicit permission of the copyright holder.
The fact that a picture has been published at Elfwood and posted on
the Internet is in itself a clear message that the artists/writers
wants the pictures (images) and stories (documents) to
be seen, and that he or she is not interested in collecting a toll
each time someone takes a look at it.
However, this does not mean that ordinary copyright concepts have
ceased to apply - there is still someone who has the copyright to the
work. Note, that Elfwood itself is never the copyright holder;
it only benefits from a non-withdrawable but also non-transferable
"permission to publish". Instead, it is either the original author(s)
or a conventional publisher who is the copyright holder. Please
respect their rights, and abide by the following natural rules.
The following is always permitted:
- To view the Elfwood pictures (images) and stories
(documents) on-line, without restrictions.
- To make single printouts, or save pictures (images) and
stories (documents) to a local harddisc for your own
personal use. You may of course not sell or redistribute these
pictures (images) and stories (documents) in any
The current copyright holder is indicated just below every
displayed picture, and the email address is found on the personal
cover page for each artist/writer.
The following you can of course never do, unless you get
permission or the License model for the selected artwork explicitly allows it:
- To sell copies of the pictures (images) and stories
(documents) (that is, to hand it over against payment)
- To include or use the pictures (images) and stories
(documents) on any webpage, guestbook, chatroom or in a book
or journal that is to be printed.
- To post or distribute a modified version of the pictures
(images) and stories (documents) .
- To use whole or parts of the pictures (images) and stories
(documents) , in any way, with or without your own
modifications, while pretending that it is your own or someone
To use the pictures (images) and stories (documents) in
any other way, a written agreement from the artist/writer is
needed. (often, this consent isn't too hard to obtain if you just
To obtain such permission, please apply to the copyright
holder as defined in the previous section.
The Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to
expanding the range of creative work available for others legally to
build upon and share. The organization has released several copyright
licenses known as Creative Commons licenses. These licenses, depending
on the one chosen, restrict only certain rights (or none) of the
At Elfwood, we use some of the licenses, so you can set a
specific license for a specific work you have. Our legal text explains
The Creative Commons licenses enable copyright holders to grant some
or all of their rights to the public while retaining others through a
variety of licensing and contract schemes including dedication to the
public domain or open content licensing terms. The intention is to
avoid the problems current copyright laws create for the sharing of
You can set your wanted License when you upload an Image or Story