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All images and website content are copyright ©2006 by Arjen and Jerrine Verkaik and Skyart® Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The images presented in this website may not be reproduced, copied, projected, used or altered in any way, alone or with any other image(s), by use of computer or other electronic means, without specific permission and payment of a fee or arrangement thereof.
You have the right to use/download the images on this website for personal layout purposes only, as outlined below. This is the full extent of your rights. These images are not Royalty Free and are not in the public domain.
You may use the images in comps, layouts for in-house presentations, rough draft designs for your clients, story-boards or other comps for yourself or your clients. That is the full extent of reproduction rights that are granted. Any “derivative work” created from part or all of an image, whether unaltered or manipulated digitally, remains copyrighted by us and may not be used without our permission. Under copyright law, the creator of the original work also owns the copyright to all works derived from the original.
You may not use the images for advertising, brochures, editorial publications, public multimedia presentations or any other uses. You may not sell, publish, license or otherwise distribute any of the images without a Licence to Use from Arjen and Jerrine Verkaik/SKYART or one of our authorized agents. You may not place copies of the images on electronic bulletin boards for general access.
Public domain and “fair use”
None of our photographs are in the public domain. A copyright holder is required to explicity place work(s) in the public domain; otherwise their works retain copyright protection, regardless of where, why, or how their works are presented to others.
Copyright has two main purposes, namely the protection of the author's right to obtain commercial benefit from valuable work and, more recently, the protection of the author's general right to control how a work is used.
There is much misinformation about the practice of “fair use” as applied to the use of copyrighted photographs by others. The “fair use” exemption to (U.S.) copyright law was created to allow things such as commentary, parody, news reporting, research and education about copyrighted works without the permission of the author. Fair use is usually a short excerpt and almost always attributed. It should not harm the commercial value of the work and, therefore, the reproduction of an entire work is not acceptable. In relation to photographs, the fair use principle has little relevance or application.
Recent changes in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act have further strengthened copyright and reduced the scope and strength of the “fair use” principle.