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Copyright reminder

© 2009-2014 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: Note the “What about linking” info below.
Curators, framers, aggregate sites, portals, rewriting sites, and “The Such-and-Such Daily Is Out” sitesSee details below.

How to request permission

To send your permissions request by email, click here.

Or phone Mari for help, 831/375-6278.
Mari Lynch, PO Box 3041, Monterey, CA  93942-3041, USA

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 or 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.

FAQs

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.

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. You may be curious to refer to the note for Facebook users in the tips on navigating this site.

What about photos and art?

For community service and similar projects, permission for one-time re-use is usually granted free of charge.  A credit acknowledgement line is normally  required, such as the following. Even when not required, crediting the source is a customary courtesy.

Photo courtesy of BicyclingMonterey.com – Used by permission.
Advisory 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 marilynch.com/blog…)
  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 BicyclingMonterey.com.

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.

Respect copyright.

To learn more about copyright, see:
  • http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/
  • http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter6/index.html
  • http://www.nwu.org/freelancers-copyright-guide-0
  • http://www.authorsguild.org/publications/writers-legal-guide/
  • http://creativecommons.org/
  • http://www.teachingcopyright.org/resources
  • http://www.copyright.gov

 

 

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