Copyright Information Page

I have placed images on this site for the viewing pleasure of the general public and as a resource for Art Buyers. I have purposely decided not to obscure the images with an overly large or obtrusive copyright notice. This does not mean that they are in the public domain, free, or clip-art. With few exceptions, none of these images can be used without my permission.

How do I get permission to use your pictures?
If you want to use a picture in any manner, it is best to simply ask. First, take a look at my Stock Services page. Regardless of your use or budget (or lack thereof..) Contact me and let me know which image you want to use, how it will be used, and how I can contact you. I am usually happy to help people that are kind enough to ask for proper permission. Even if you only want to use an image for your personal computer desktop wallpaper, please ask first.

Anybody can view these images via their web-browser. However, downloading images or saving an image file to a disk, is not permitted without my permission. I do make images available for these uses at a very small fee for personal use.

I allow one exception:

* If you are a student and wanting to use a photo for a class project:

Students may use images from this web site provided they are for a class related project, or assignment, that involves teacher or class commentary, critisism, discussion, or grade. I'd really appreciate it if the student would contact me, letting me know which picture(s) are being used, what class they are for, and what school they attend. If this is a web based project, please include if you can a link back to my web site by including a credit line with the image. Simply cut & paste the following text:

Photo courtesy & © Gary Crabbe / Enlightened Images; <a href=""></a>

What if I use a picture without permission?
No one likes a hard-nose. If I find that you're using an image on a personal weblog or posted to a newsgroup, I may simply ask that it be removed, or you add a credit line and link back to my web site. ( If the site is considered reasonably offensive, I may seek out a remedy from the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, which will force a web host to remove an image.

However, if you are using these images in any commercial manner, or in a way for which I would normally require advance written permission and a payment of a license fee, I will definitely take those matters very seriously. I work hard to make these images; they are how I make my living, and how I feed my family. To protect myself and my images, all images have been registered with the Library of Congess' Copyright Office. If you elect to use an image (mine, or anyone's) without obtaining proper permission, U.S. Copyright Laws allow a number of remedies available to the artist. These include:

Up to $150,000.00 in statutory damages per case of infringement.
Payment of Artist's Legal fees.
Percentage= of Business Profits from date of use.
Closure of offending web-site. (If used on the Internet)

Where can I get more information about copyright?
Take a look at the U.S. Library of Congress copyright site at LOC.GOV.
or read about several myths of copyright at

This web site, the design, code, and all photos (except where specifically noted) are copyright © Gary Crabbe. All rights reserved. All images on this site have been registered with the US Copyright Office. Photographs may NOT be reproduced for any reason without written permission.WARNING: We vigorously protect our copyright interests. In the event that an infringement is discovered you will be notified and invoiced. You may also be sued in civil court for damages. In cases of willfull infringement, you may be prosecuted for Copyright Infringement in U.S. Federal Court where you will be subject to a fine of US$150,000 statutory damages as well as our court costs and attorneys' fees.

"What you can and can't do with these photos"

Enlightened Images is a Trade and Service Mark of Enlightened Images Photography.

DISCLAIMER - This web site contains images that, while copyrighted and owned by Enlightened Images, may contain  representations of material belonging to other third parties, including possible copyrights, trademark or service marks. Enlightened Images reserves the right to refuse or restrict the sale of such images for commercial use or where any use may possibly conflict with the aforementioned copyright, trademarks, or service marks. In all cases, Gary Crabbe and Enlightened Images claims no connection, association, arrangements, or agreements with the holders of such third party copyright, trademark, or service marks. Under no circumstances is the display of these images meant to cause any confusion as to the source or origin of such material, or to draw any direct or implied connection or association between Gary Crabbe / Enlightened Images and the owners of such marks or copyrighted material. Furthermore, Enlightened Images and the photographer do not endorse any such owner of third party rights, nor does Enlightened Images and the photographer claim to be endorsed by any such third party.


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