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Legal Notice

1. General – All Rights Reserved:
All images published on the WordPress blog ImageTime (imagetime.wordpress.com) inclusive their copyrights remain property of the photographer and are therefore copyright protected images.

2.1 Personal Use – Image Time:
a. Images may be viewed using any suitable web browser program. Images may be stored temporarily by the browser program in the computer system (machine inclusive associated submachines on the local area network) it runs (in the computer’s or computers’ memory and attached data carriers).
b. For the purpose of promoting individual use, Images may be read by automated programs such as search engines and blog sites and temporarily stored in the computer system (machine inclusive associated submachines on a local or the wide area network)  the respective program runs (in the computer’s memory and attached data carriers).

2.2. Personal Use – Binary Information:
a1. An image file (binary information representing an image [binary image information] and thus containing in minimum image information, explicit or implicit image format information and possibly additional information such as location, creation date, creation time, camera type, author or file format information, etc) may be electronically copied (exact reproduction of the entire binary image information [BII] defined as an image file from an electronic device [ED] or a data carrier [DC] to any ED or any DC by using electronic, radio or optical connection for BII transfer) free of charge for private and personal use only.
a2. The BII represents an image with its binary information structured according to a specific common image file format convention such as JPG, PNG, GIF, TIF. Thus, a BII may be copied only to ED and DC that store data physically as binary information.
b1. An image file may be electronically displayed (visual projection of an image derived from BII through an algorithm corresponding to the file and image format represented by the BII on an ED or DC) free of charge for private and personal use only.
b2. Private and personal use exclude static publicly visible display on private and public premises.
c. An image file may be printed (reproduction of the image on any physical object such as paper, cups, T-shirts etc) free of charge for private and personal use only.
d. An image file may be distributed (copied to ED and DC owned by other persons) free of charge for private and personal use only.
e. Alteration of BII is strictly prohibited.
f1. The photographer has to be clearly identified to every single recipient of any privately copied (2.2, a1) or distributed (2.2, d) image file. The photographer has to be explicitly related to the image file.
f2. Protected copyrights governing copy (2.2, a), display (2.2, b), print (2.2, c), distribution (2.2, d) and alteration (2.2, e) of a BII (or parts of it) have to be identified explicitly to every single recipient of the BII (or parts of it). The protected rights must be declared on delivery of every single medium that carries a protected image. Thus, the BII must contain or have attached a protective declaration (either a) by forwarding THIS ENTIRE LEGAL DISCLAIMER or b) declaring a simple general all rights reservation on behalf of the photographer) and relate it to the distributed BII.

2.3. Personal Use – Prints:
a. A print of an image (2.2, c) may be distributed (print handed over to somebody else) free of charge for private and personal use only.
b1. A print of an image may be displayed (a print is kept in a mainly or totally fixed position in an environment) free of charge for private and personal use only.
b2. Private and personal use exclude static publicly visible display on private and public premises.
c. A print of an image may be photocopied (image copied to paper or transferred to any physical object such as cups, T-shirts etc) free of charge for private and personal use only.
d. No digital copy (BII on an ED or DC) of an image may be derived from any print.
e. Protected copyrights governing copy (2.3, c), display (2.3, b), distribution (2.3, a) and digitization (2.3, d) of a print (or parts of it) have to be identified explicitly to every single recipient of the print (or parts of it). The protected rights must be declared on delivery of every single medium that carries a protected image. Thus, the print must contain or have attached a protective declaration (either a) by forwarding THIS ENTIRE LEGAL DISCLAIMER or b) declaring a simple general all rights reservation on behalf of the photographer) and relate it to the distributed print.

3. Commercial Use:
Commercial use of images (prints in commercially produced print and electronic media, images displayed by internet sites and publications, distribution of images or prints for a fee, use of images for illustration of political information, use by incorporated businesses and non governmental organizations) is strictly prohibited and subject to prosecution under international and locally applicable laws.

4. Educational Use:
a1. Under certain circumstances the use of photographic materials for strictly educational purposes can be granted free of charge to professors, teachers, assistants, students and scholars of educational and scientific institutions such as research institutes, universities, high schools, grammar schools, kindergartens and crèches.
a2. Eligible are state run and private non-profit institutions, provided a) the state run or private non-profit institution admits students or scholars regardless of their economic situation, b) strictly grants the same factual chances, rights and privileges to poor students and scholars as wealthier students and scholars enjoy (this includes equal access to health care, equal quality of health care, granted safe quarters and lodging, equal access to study materials, equal access to study tools and equipment, equal access to social, sports and fitness facilities, and finally equal recovery time) and c) the student or scholar population’s financial backgrounds statistically represent either the low-income class or reflect a representative average of the national population’s financial situation and the national distribution of wealth.
b. Alteration of BII stored on ED or DC is allowed for eligible educational purposes (4a), especially visual arts studies and experiments.
c. The photographer has to be clearly identified to the audience, readers or recipients of an eligible educational project (4a) for any used picture, in every eligible educational context, including altered images (4b).
d. Protected copyrights governing display (2.2, b; 2.3, b), copy (2.2, a; 2.3, c), print (2.2, c; 2.3, c), alteration (2.2, e; 2.3, d) and distribution (2.2, d; 2.3, a) of a) a print (or parts of it) and b) BII (or parts of it) have to be identified explicitly to every single recipient of a) the print (or parts of it) or b) the BII (or parts of it). The protected rights must be declared on delivery of every single medium that carries a protected image (both print or BII). Thus, the medium must contain a protective declaration (either a) by forwarding THIS ENTIRE LEGAL DISCLAIMER or b) declaring a simple general all rights reservation on behalf of the photographer) and relate it clearly to the distributed print or BII.

(c) 2009-2014 by Christian Natiez

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