Laurie Toby Edison

Photographer

about

copyrights & permissions

The Short Version:

These screen images are for your personal use. You can print them out to hang over your desk, etc., but you cannot redistribute or republish them in any form. You cannot give nor sell them to other people.

The Long Version:

All these images are created, owned and copyrighted by Laurie. She says:

“Some people have the mistaken impression that copyright restrictions apply only to commercial use. They think that if they aren’t making money off it, they can redistribute copyrighted work as they wish. That’s wrong. It’s not only illegal, it’s unethical, and it hurts the creator of the work.

“That’s why I’m not giving you permission to put these images up on your own Web page or post them to someone’s server. You can’t print out a bunch of copies for friends or give them away for background screens or screensavers. If your friends want to see the work, I want them to visit my web site.

“Unauthorized distribution can also hurt me artistically. If I let people redistribute my work willy-nilly, I lose control over it. It could wind up gracing the National Enquirer (that actually happened to a friend of mine)!

AND....

“If you want to redistribute this work for some reason, license it for a product, incorporate it in some artwork of your own, or just give a print to a friend for a special reason, ASK ME FIRST!

“There’s a very good chance I’ll say, ‘Sure, no problem.’ A certain amount of republishing can be a good idea, if it’s done carefully. I’ll happily discuss terms for noncommercial redistribution and licensing for commercial use or publication. I also do community work, and I’m always happy to work with people.

“As an artist, I need to be able to keep control of my life’s work and make my living at my work. I’ve always treated people honorably and they’ve always treated me the same.

“In order for me to tell what effect any authorized republication has, I need feedback. If you see any of my images somewhere else, please drop me an email with the particulars. That will help me determine how a particular republication or licensing is working out. Thanks!”