Drop-D Copyright Notice
Short but sweet. All articles, photographs and illustrations appearing in
Drop-D Magazine are copyright
their respective authors, whether named or not. All sound clips and
record covers are copyright their respective makers and/or
record companies. All other materials are copyright
1996-1998 Drop-D Digital Publishing Inc.
Use of Text
You may NOT reproduce, in whole or in part, any of the pages
from this site on your own site, with the exception of:
- photographs, as indicated below
- quotes of no more than two or three sentences, provided a link to
the original story is provided immediately with the quote as it appears
in your site
If you wish to reproduce more than this, please contact the
You are perfectly welcome to link to any pages (not photographs)
on this site, however. THIS SITE IS PERMANENT. All of the stories
will remain where they are for next forseeable future. (But, if you're
paranoid, download the pages you want and keep them to yourself, just
in case. If we ever go under, THEN put them on your site... but make
sure we really ARE gone, first.)
Use of Photographs
As noted, above, all photographs on the Drop-D site are copyright
their respective photographers. What that means is that
you may not re-publish them without the photographer's permission.
Including on web sites, even your own personal private web sites.
HOWEVER, since we don't have time anymore to respond to every
request we receive, here's the deal.
For example, if you have a KISS fan page, and want to use
any photos from our concert review,
then you would credit and link the photo like this:
- If you are a non-commercial site, then you may use photographs
taken by Drop-D photographers, IF YOU FOLLOW THE REST OF
THESE STEPS. (Commercial sites -- including "official" sites for major-label
bands -- should contact email@example.com
to arrange licensing fees.) We cannot grant you permission to use band promo
photos, CD covers, or any other image whose copyright is not ours.
- Copy the appropriate image(s) to your own site; i.e., don't link to
them in our site.
- You MUST give credit and a link back to the story from which
you took the photos. THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! This is what you
are giving us in return for using our photos. (See below for
more on this.)
- The credit and link MUST be in this form:
(If you're wondering why we're so specific, it's because a lot
of people don't understand the concept of "give us credit and a link,"
so we have to spell it out exactly.)
- The photographer's full name, as given in the article, must be listed.
- The link to the specific story, not just to dropd.com, must be listed.
- These two MUST appear WITH the photo. Not down the page, not on a credits
page, but immediately above, below or beside the photo.
- The credit and link must appear with EACH photo you use.
- Finally, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating
which picture(s) you are using and the URL(s) of the pages you are
using them on. (And a thank-you wouldn't hurt, either.)
Photo by Rodney Gitzel, from Drop-D Magazine.
If that seems like a pain in the a**, consider the fact that,
though Drop-D and its photographs are available free for viewing
on the 'Net, it all costs us money (over $400/month, at the moment).
To pay for it, we need advertising, and to get advertising, we need traffic.
The more traffic we get, the more likely we will be able
to stick around and continue to offer the 'Net a high quality
magazine. So, if your site can garner us a little more traffic,
maybe that's a fair trade for use of our photos.
We appreciate the fact that many people like the photographs
in Drop-D, we really do. And we are usually flattered
that people want to use them in their own sites. We are
just as disheartened, however, when we find people stealing
them without thinking to give any credit...
We appreciate your cooperation, and also welcome any comments
you may have (email us at email@example.com).