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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:

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 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 try.)
To obtain such permission, please apply to the copyright holder as defined in the previous section.

 Creative Commons at Elfwood

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 work.

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 some more...

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 information.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons_licenses
  • http://creativecommons.org/

    You can set your wanted License when you upload an Image or Story


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