Copyright Notice

from John A. Lind
All the text, stories and photographs on these Web pages are Copyright © 1998-2001 John A. Lind.

Here are the terms of my blanket license...

Printing of photos for personal use

If you want a copy of one of my pictures to stick on your fridge or use in a school project or cover a crack in your wall, then please feel free to print anything you like from my site.

Non-commercial Web use of Text, Stories and Photos

If you have a personal home page or non-commercial Web service, please feel free to link to my web pages.
Acceptable HTML is:
<a href=""</a>
That way people know who wrote the text, took the photographs and also can find my on-line copyright statement.  You do not need to pay for usage.

Commercial Web use of Text, Stories and Photos is PROHIBITED!

Note:  most of the pictures of people on my pages are not model-released. Advertising usage of photos (e.g., brochures, catalogs, print ads) is very different from editorial usage of photos (e.g., newspaper and magazine articles, books). You cannot use pictures in advertising (e.g., an on-line product brochure or anything else that is selling something) without getting a model release from any person whose image is recognizable in the photo. You might also have problems if an image contains a recognizable commercial (i.e., not owned by a government) physical property, e.g., Disneyland. One of the reasons advertisers pay $1000+ for images from stock agencies is those agencies have already gotten the relevant releases.

Use of photos and Web page text and stories in print

If you are doing a story, book, or CD-ROM about the World Wide Web, please feel free to include a page or two of mine under the following conditions:
    1. screen captures must be made from a computer with a 24-bit color video board. (Machines with 8-bit cards produce distorted images and colors.)
    2. the URL must be legible in the capture or separately printed in a caption
    3. a small credit must be printed reading "Web page courtesy John A. Lind" or "Photos courtesy John A. Lind"
    4. Snail Mail a copy of the finished item to John A. Lind, 3803 Albright Rd., Kokomo, IN  46902.

    If you simply want to use my photographs in an archive or gallery of photographs, or to illustrate an article that is not about my web pages, e.g., you just want a covered bridge photo to go with a story on covered bridges, then that is commercial usage, you are not covered by any of these blanket licenses, and is prohibited.  Contact me about the image you would like to use.  An exception to this is free publications, put out by non-commercial organizations without any charge whatsoever; you guys can use whatever you want under the conditions with credit as above.

    Quite a few people want to get rich quick off Internet. As they see it, all the work that we have been doing for 25 years to share with each other is rightfully theirs to sell. Having invested nothing in terms of time or money, they'd like to get rich off Internet and its creators without ever giving anything back.  SORRY, this is unacceptable to me as it is with almost everyone else who has done all the photographic, writing and web page authoring work.

    Thanks go to Phil Greenspun of "" for providing a template copyright notice.