All the text and images on this website are copyright
1993-2019 Matt Mueller.
Here are the terms of my blanket license... (as directly copied and slightly modified from Philip Greenspun's site)
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.
Linking to my images from your webpage:
If you want to use one of my photos on your website, do not copy the image to your website, just link to my image like this:
I promise not to change the URL of the image or the HTML page link without warning. My site has an uptime percentage of almost 100%, so the image and link will be there for you.
<img height=134 width=198 src="http://www.muellerworld.com/dsc4011/king_penguin-1248.1.jpg" alt="King Penguin">
Non-commercial Web use of photos:
If you have a personal home page or non-commercial Web service, please feel free to use my photographs with hyperlinked credit. Acceptable HTML is
That way people know who took the picture and also can find my on-line copyright statement. You do not need to pay for usage. Just build the best Web site you can and give it back to the community.
photographs courtesy <a href="http://www.muellerworld.com/">Matt Mueller</a>
Commercial Web use of photos:
If you would like to use my pictures on a commercial page, then please do the following:
You do not need to pay for usage, either, though I reserve the right to deny usage on sites that I find to be truly poisonous.
- register the URL with me (sending email is fine)
- add the hyperlinked credit as above
Note: remember that 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) 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 physical property, e.g., Disneyland. One of the reasons advertisers pay $1000+ for images from stock agencies is that those agencies have generally already gotten the relevant releases.
If you see one of my pictures in a magazine or a Web page and there is no credit, then it is almost surely unauthorized. Please let me know.
Text and Stories:
Please feel free to redistribute via hardcopy or email for noncommercial purposes any of my writings, but please don't break up documents (except by chapter) and please attribute the source in such a way that someone can find the most up-to-date version on the Web.
Please do not ever copy any of my (text) content to a public Web server. Link to my pages instead. I guarantee not to break any of your links. The problem with you putting a page on your server is that the search engines will find it and send my readers to your server instead. Thus they will be deprived of the latest content.
Use of photos and Web pages 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:
If you simply want to use my photographs to illustrate an article that is not about my Web pages, e.g., you just want a photo of The Tower of Westminster to go with a story on London, then that is commercial usage, you are not covered by any of these blanket licenses, and you should send me email with a proposal. An exception to this is free publications put out by non-commercial organizations; you guys can use whatever you want with credit as above.
- 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.) I will supply dupe PhotoCDs or traditional transparencies for reproduction upon request (at cost).
- the URL must be legible in the capture or separately printed in a caption
- a small credit must be printed reading "Web page courtesy Matt Mueller (email@example.com)" or "Photos courtesy Matt Mueller (firstname.lastname@example.org)"
- send me email informing me of the usage and/or Snail Mail a copy of the finished item to Matt Mueller, PO Box 14345, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand.