Image Use Policy

Certainly I encourage the sharing and enjoyment of my art.  However, I want to ensure my work being used fairly and true to its energy, purpose, and intent.  Conversely, I want to prevent my work being used against my knowledge or for purposes I don’t support.  Sorry it has to be all wordy, but piracy abounds!  Thanks for supporting the quality and spirit of my artwork by respecting copyright privileges.  Namasté  -am.

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All images and content copyright © Aspen Moon 2011-2017

The artwork of Aspen Moon is protected by national and international copyright laws, including The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  Please respect the intent of these laws, which enable the development of the vision of the artist, me included.

Limited image use licensing may be granted under certain conditions, generally for a fee, and by receiving written consent from the artist.  If you are unclear whether your intended use is permitted after reading the information below, please email Aspen with a description of your purpose and the specific images you want to use.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS WHERE FREE USE IS GRANTED

Personal Use on Personal Electronic Devices

Use is permitted if you have a personal use (i.e. non-commercial use) device such as a laptop, tablet device, desktop computer, phone, or PDA, and you want to put my art on it. Go for it! I’m honored to have my art on your home screen.

Limited Use on a Website or Social Media Site

You are permitted to use electronic images on your personal (i.e. non-commercial) web site or social media site (i.e. Facebook) with the following stipulations:

  1. Aspen Moon is listed as the artist and an active hyperlink to www.aspenmoonart.com must be visible and associated with each image.
  2. Images may not be altered, changed, recolored, animated, adapted, collaged, cropped, used as a graphic design element, or otherwise manipulated in any way—electronically or otherwise.  You may not resize the images larger than original size.  Images may not be used as the primary design of the webpage. Images may not be used as backgrounds, cropped, or otherwise presented in a manner that obscures any part of the image.  The artist’s signature may not be removed.
  3. Images may never be used on any web sites or personal profiles which have content or motives deemed sensitive or inappropriate. This includes websites with hate or inflammatory content, violent content, information on weapons or illegal activities, age inappropriate content, nationalism, political or racially motivated content, or any website whose primary purpose or function is fundraising, sales, or transactional.

Limited Use for Retailers, Consignment Agreements, and Distributors

Retailers with consignment or distribution agreements with Aspen Moon are permitted to use electronic copies with the following stipulations:

  1. You obtain quality, high resolution images from Aspen Moon.
  2. Aspen Moon is listed as the artist and an active hyperlink to www.aspenmoonart.com must be visible and associated with each image.
  3. Images may not be altered, changed, recolored, animated, adapted, collaged, cropped, used as a graphic design element, or otherwise manipulated in any way—electronically or otherwise.  You may not resize the images larger than original size.  Images may not be used as the primary design of the webpage. Images may not be used as backgrounds, cropped, or otherwise presented in a manner that obscures any part of the image.  The artist’s signature may not be removed.
  4. The Image(s) is use solely to represent the Aspen Moon product the retailer is consigning or distributing.  Aspen Moon images may not be used to sell or market any other form of products or services without prior, written approval.

Education

Permission is granted free of charge when images are used for educational purposes.  However, images may only be used in a PowerPoint or similar overhead projection format and provided Aspen Moon is listed as the artist and the web site address “www.aspenmoonart.com” is shown while the artwork is on the screen.  Under these circumstances, Aspen Moon will provide images, but they may only be used for slides.

Using images on fliers, photocopies, reprints, or reproductions of any kind is not allowed without permission, even for free education purposes.

Publications, News, Magazines, Books, and Scholarly Papers

If images are intended to accompany an interview or article featuring or providing discussion of some aspect of Aspen Moon’s artwork, images will be provided upon request and free of charge.  The use of Aspen Moon’s art or images to illustrate any subject other than a discussion of Aspen Moon or his artwork is not permitted, unless express written consent is obtained from the artist.

Tattoos

You may have a tattoo made from Aspen Moon’s art under the following conditions:

  1. You can deal with the pain.
  2. You employ the best possible artist who is capable of rendering a natural and precise reproduction of the artwork.
  3. You send a quality photo of the finished tattoo with your name and location and the artist’s name and location to the artist (work in progress photos are requested whenever possible).
  4. You and the tattoo artist grant free use of the photo of your tattoo for any subsequent publication approved by Aspen Moon.

SPECIFIC CONDITIONS WHERE IMAGE USE IS NOT ALLOWED

Because the use of Aspen Moon’s art would constitute an endorsement, reproduction rights of all Aspen Moon’s artwork are reserved for personal projects of the artist as well as projects, events, or purposes that Aspen Moon specifically endorses.

  1. Aspen Moon does not grant permission for the use of his art or images on collateral material such as brochures, business cards, pamphlets, or fliers that promote a private or public practice, cause, or motive of any kind.
  2. Permission is not granted to reproduce images for use in self-published books, ebooks, training materials, workbooks, videos, CD’s, or any other self-published media.
  3. Permission is not granted to reproduce images to create marketable items, products, or merchandise, such as t-shirts, accessories, mugs, calendars, other printed items, etc.
  4. Aspen Moon does not allow his art to be collaged, customized, copied, adapted, incorporated, altered in Photoshop or similar software, or in any way altered or used within another work of art.  Moreover, Aspen Moon does not give permission to use his artwork within, or as part of, another artist’s work.
  5. The artwork of Aspen Moon may never be reproduced using any type of instant copy methods (i.e. no photographed copies, no screen scrapes, no Xerox-type copies, no blotter art, etc.)
  6. The art of Aspen Moon may not be used for any of the following purposes without express written consent from the artist:
    • Party, festival, or event promotion
    • Personal business (including business cards, brochures, logos, web design, etc.)
    • Product labeling or branding
    • Websites, flyers, brochures, or similar modes of communication
    • Digital projection at parties, festivals, or events
    • Fundraisers, promotions, or special causes, regardless of commercial, charity, or non-profit business status.

Did you know…

Downloading, copying, uploading or distributing artworks protected by copyright without the authority of the copyright owner is an infringement of the copyright owner’s exclusive rights of reproduction and/or distribution. Anyone found to have infringed a copyrighted work may be liable for statutory damages up to $30,000 for each infringement and, if willful infringement is proven by the copyright owner, that amount may be increased up to $150,000 for each work infringed. In addition, infringement may also make one liable for the attorney’s fees incurred by the copyright owner to enforce his or her rights.

If you have any other questions about copyright, look at this link:
http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-fairuse.html