All the text and pictures on these Web pages (any page with an address that
begins with "http://qurlyjoe.bu.edu") are copyright 1994-2007
Here are the terms of my blanket license...
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 as long as you inlcude hyperlinked credit.
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
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
Yes, it would cost you $250 to $1000 to buy an image from a stock agency
(and then you'd have to pay a graphic artist $100 to scan and PhotoShop
it for the Web). Yes, it cost me years out in the field
photographing, lots of money in film, processing, and scanning, and
probably 1000 hours or more building my Web site (from which I derive
no revenue). Yes, what you think of as a nice snapshot probably took me
2 hours and 3 rolls of film to nail. Even with my new digital camera, I
still spend many long (and often cold) hours out in all kinds of weather to
get these shots. Not that I'm complaining, mind you.
If you feel that my photography enhances your site, then please
make a tax-exempt, charitable donation to
The Crohn's & Colitis
Foundation of America,
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. If you are the
first person to tell me about it, I'll send you a free print for your
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
If you simply want to use my photographs to illustrate an article that
is not about my Web pages, e.g., you just want an elk photo to go with
a story on elk, 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, but please do me th ecourtesy of letting me know about it.
- screen captures must be made from a computer with a 24-bit color
video board. (Machines with 8-bit cards produce distorted images and
- the URL must be legible in the capture or separately printed in a
- a small credit must be printed reading "Web page courtesy Bill
Robertson (email@example.com)" or "Photos courtesy Bill Robertson
- send me email informing me of the usage and/or Snail Mail a copy
of the finished item to Bill Robertson, Boston University UIS, 881
Commonwealth Ave 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02215.