Copyright 2009-2015 by Mari Lynch

Copyright reminder

© 2009-2015 by Mari Lynch.  Site includes material previously copyrighted by Mari Lynch.   All rights reserved.

This material is provided online, free of charge, for personal use. All material on this site is protected by United States copyright and trademark laws. Written permission is necessary in order to re-use all material unless otherwise specified below.

Requests that will help more people bicycle are considered with pleasure.

Everyone:  Refer to FAQs – What about linking” below.
Curators, framers, aggregate sites, portals, rewriting sites, and “The Such-and-Such Daily Is Out” sites:  Note well the advisory below.

How to request permission

Contact Mari by phone (831-375-6278), postal mail (Mari Lynch, PO Box 3041, Monterey, CA  93942-3041), or email (click here to go to the “Contact” page, then use the email form at the bottom of that page).

Mari Lynch is the copyright holder of all text and photographs produced by Mari Lynch and published on this site.

There are additional copyright holders here–guest posts, photos, and art contributed by others.  These also require written permission from their copyright holders before re-use.  Contact Mari for further info.

Any material used on this site that is not original and is under copyright is used under Fair Use under the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107 or other appropriate legislation. Should you come across any infringing material, please contact Mari so the material can be removed immediately.


What about linking to Bicycling Monterey? 

Brief excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Mari Lynch, Bicycling Monterey, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. (Not sure how to do that? Contact Mari for help.)

General users:   Please ask if you would like appropriate brief text, or images, to accompany your link.  To ensure accuracy in sharing information, you are welcome to contact Mari for help.

Facebook users:  Yes, you are welcome to post a link on your Facebook wall.  Although Bicycling Monterey chooses not to be on Facebook (on Twitter instead, @bikemonterey and @herhelmetthurs), it makes sense that many people find FB their preferred way to share info. (Facebook users confused by FB’s auto-generated info may wish to refer to the note in tips on navigating this site.)

What about photos and art?

For public service and similar projects, permission for one-time re-use (granted for your own website only, unless otherwise specified) is usually free of charge. Crediting the source is a customary courtesy, and with Bicycling Monterey photos, the following acknowledgement is required. In addition, the photo is to be linked to this site’s home page:

Photo courtesy of – Used by permission.

Photos are not to be published on social media sites, such as Facebook, with this exception: If you post on Facebook a link to a Bicycling Monterey post or page, FB usually auto-generates publication of a (frequently unrelated!) photo from the Bicycling Monterey site. Since that link will include at least the source URL of (even if not, that will be sufficient as a credit acknowledgement in those cases.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Reminder to consulting firms and other paid professionals:

With each use of a Bicycling Monterey photo, permission must first be received, and the source of the photo must be credited (“Photo courtesy of – Used by permission.”). That includes using a photo on a website, and it also includes such things as slide shows in support of your public presentations. While it’s appreciated that you find the photos valuable in doing your work, it isn’t okay to use the photos without first getting permission, as well as acknowledging the source.

If granted permission to reuse material, even if you are not charged a fee, consider making a voluntary contribution.

Below are  examples of re-use of a Bicycling Monterey photo, with an approved credit line included:

Transportation for Michigan – Community Strategies for Bus Stop Improvement and Maintenance

Acknowledgement and link alongside the photo, and citation in the report’s sources section. From the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s Complete Streets Tool Kit, Chapter 6:

Citation: Mari Lynch Blog. Entry on “Personal Safety.” (retrieved May 11, 2011).


to curators, framers, aggregate sites, link blogs, portals, rewriting sites, and “The Such-and-Such Daily Is Out

Re-use of Bicycling Monterey material is not allowed by such sites without written permission.  All material on this site is copyright protected.  Infringements are subject to enforcement by U.S. and international copyright laws. Click here to visit the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use webpages on linking and framing. As stated in the framing section, “When framing the content of another site…you are entering hazardous territory. Unless you know a site won’t object (and preferably have their agreement in writing), you should proceed very carefully if you want to frame its content.”

If written permission is granted to excerpt from this site, the following are required:
  1. inspire readers to go to the source post (to…)
  2. do not serve as a substitute for the need to read the source post
  3. make it easy to see the source link

To learn more about copyright, see additional resources at the end of this webpage.

What about copying Bicycling Monterey’s links to other sites?

The Spanish-language bicycling resources page is an anomaly on this site, in that it is mostly a compilation of resources provided on other sites. Nonetheless, such research takes a lot of time.  Contact Mari to request permission for re-use of that web page.  A brief excerpt from that page is allowable; give appropriate and specific direction to the original source, and include a credit acknowledging this site. 

When sharing links, research the sources yourself so you have a personal understanding of the content, and write your own text.  Wherever appropriate, give credit to

Hey, the Internet is fair game.  That’s just how it is today….

Theft is theft.  Despite popular opinion, that’s true for copyrighted material/intellectual property as it is for stealing property of other types.

The Internet has made theft easy.  It still hasn’t made theft ethical.

Some people attempt to explain away ripping off content.  Often they call Internet theft a matter of “freedom,” and they may convince their audience by confusing them, by mixing in other valid issues (e.g., Creative Commons licensing), and by distracting from the core issue.

If you find material on this site valuable and want to share it:
  1. Refer to section above, “What about linking to Bicycling Monterey.”  Contact Mari with any questions. 
  2. See “Acknowledgements–and How You Can Help.” 
  3. If you want to re-use the material, be sure to contact Mari to request permission first, to avoid copyright infringement.

Increasingly, others—such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium—find it necessary to provide detailed notes about copyright as well, because of today’s too-common practice of ripping off content. As the Usage notice of the Aquarium’s Newsroom states: “Unless otherwise indicated, all content featured or displayed on this site…and all rights in relation to the Content are reserved.”

Respect copyright.

To learn more about copyright, see:

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