Copyright Information

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The images in my galleries are protected by international copyright law. By visiting my public gallery you are granted a personal license to download and use the images as wallpaper on your personal computer and to share one or two of them with your friends and family through email or other digital means.

Posting my wallpapers on personal or commercial websites is prohibited with the following exceptions:

  • Non-Members: You can choose to use an image from my free gallery for your web page background provided that you heed the following rules:

    1. You must host the graphic file yourself (see below for some sites which will host your files). I do not provide image hosting, and the image will not display on your page if you try to link to it on my server.
    2. You must provide an image credit and link to digitalblasphemy.com prominently on your page.

    I remove images from the free gallery from time to time, but you can leave any image that was once in the free gallery on your page if you follow the above rules.

  • Digital Blasphemy Members. You can choose to use an image from my entire collection for your web page background provided that you heed the following rules:

    1. You must host the graphic file yourself (see below for some sites which will host your files). I do not provide image hosting, and the image will not display on your page if you try to link to it on my server.
    2. Members only images (not in the free gallery) must be scaled down to at most 800 pixels wide. Free gallery images can be used at any resolution. Please use the current Free Gallery as a guide as to what is available, I will not be able to tell you if an image was once free. If it is not in the free gallery right now, consider it a Members Only image.
    3. An image credit and link is appreciated but not required.

    You must keep your Membership active to continue using my Members Only images.

  • Teachers: Teachers may use my work in the classroom setting or on class websites for educational purposes provided that my website address is properly credited. My images may not be offered for download for non-educational purposes. Members Gallery images may not be offered for download in hi-resolution format. A personal Membership purchase is appreciated.

  • Churches: Churches wishing to use my graphics must purchase a Commercial License and a Membership. The license is a one time purchase but the Membership must remain active while my images are being used.

More information on requirements for posting my work on your Myspace or other social networking profile can be found here.

All entities interested in using my work on a commercial webpage must purchase a commercial account.. Lots of sites start out as personal pages but later go commercial either by design or by circumstance. I suggest you purchase a commercial membership if your page is a personal one now but you are planning "expansion".

Authors interested in using my work for book covers who are not represented by a publisher (self-publishing) must pay a $250 license fee and purchase a personal Membership. Authors represented by publishers must arrange a license with me personally. In all cases a require an artist credit (name and website URL) on your copyright page. Please contact me before making any payments so I can insure I have an appropriate graphic file for your needs.

Musicians interested in using my work for album covers who are not affiliated with the RIAA (or equivalent body in your country of origin) must pay a $250 license fee and purchase a personal Membership. Musicians affiliated with the RIAA (or equivalent body) must contact Digital Blasphemy for licensing arrangements. My URL must be displayed in the liner notes as an image credit in all cases. Please contact me before making any payments so I can insure I have an appropriate graphic file for your needs.

My work may not be distributed on CD-ROM or other archival media like DVD-ROM, ZIP, floppy, or in compressed archives like zip, gz, or tar files. My images may be printed for personal use but not for distribution (commercial or non-profit).

Using my work for skinning applications or application themes (iGoogle Themes, Firefox Personas, etc) is allowed provided you supply a prominent image credit with link to digitalblasphemy.com.

If you need to use my artwork for print or mass distribution not covered above, please send me an email with your requirements and your timeline. I will require a copy (maybe 2) of whatever it is you're distributing if we come to an agreement. The mailing address is here. Give me a couple of weeks to respond though, because I get a lot of such requests. Consider all image use requests denied until I personally notify you to the contrary.

I do not sell licenses to distribute my members gallery images. Please don't ask.

When posting my work on your website remember the following:
Images may be resized and/or cropped to fit your layout but I ask that you do not alter the images.

Under no condition will I allow any of my hi-res images to be posted without the URL watermark in the lower right corner. This rule is written in stone. If you see such an image on any website I kindly ask that you drop me a line and let me know for you can be sure that it's there without my knowledge.

There can be no exceptions to the above stated rules. REMEMBER: An unanswered email does not mean that you have my permission..

Interested in displaying your artwork on Digital Blasphemy?

Check out my User Gallery. Click here to submit your wallpapers. Thousands of people check out my user gallery every day, so it's a great way to show off your skills.

Interested in linking to Digital Blasphemy?

I always appreciate new links to me. Permission is not required to place a link to Digital Blasphemy on your site. If you are interested in using a graphical button or banner for your link, please take a look at collection. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or just want to say hi.

Interested in Advertising your site on Digital Blasphemy?

There are a number of ways you can benefit from Digital Blasphemy's high traffic.
  • If your site gets enough traffic, and our interest areas overlap, we can work out a link trade.
  • If you do not wish to link to Digital Blasphemy, you can purchase advertising space through Burst Media.

Anything else I can do for you?

Just ask!

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