Are you looking to use a photograph from this website? Please read this section before contacting me.
Photographs are a form of intellectual property and are protected by copyright laws. Unless specifically stated, all of the photographs on this website were created by me. They are the result of countless hours of time spent out on the battlefield. I have two licenses for my photographs, a general license and a specific license. If your use falls under the general license, you do not need to seek my specific permission prior to using the photographs. If, however, your use falls outside the general license, then you do need to use the above contact form and talk to me about working out a specific licensing agreement.
If your use falls within this license, you do not need to seek specific permission from me; you may go ahead and simply download and use the photos. This license is granted in the interest of promoting Civil War historic study and education, and I otherwise reserve all rights of ownership in these photographs.
Conditions of the General License are as follows:
1. Your use must be non-commercial. Non-commercial use means you are using the photographs for educational, editorial, or personal use. An example would be a regimental website or most web logs (blogs), or downloading the monument photos so as to put together your own study guide for say the Licensed Battlefield Guide test. Selling ad space on your website does not make your site “commercial” per se, nor is the fact that you may sell copies of say a book you have written, but if the primary purpose of your website is commercial OR you will be using my photographs to promote a commercial product, then your use is commercial and is not permitted under this general license.
What about using photographs for presentations? Subject to this license you may use these photographs in presentations (i.e. Power Point slides, or printed hand out materials etc.) if the seminar or presentation is one that is 1) free and open to the public, OR 2) is strictly educational (i.e. use by a teacher/professor in a high school or college classroom), OR 3) is used as part of a program held by a non-profit organization (i.e. a Civil War roundtable, reenacting group, or preservation group).
2. You must provide a proper credit. I understand that the proper method for giving credit will greatly depend on the medium and means you are using, so you may feel format the photographic credit as you see fit in keeping with your use as long as the credit is reasonable, but at a minimum, it must include my name (Jen Goellnitz), and if used on the internet, a link back to this website (http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org). When used on the internet, the credit should appear on the same page as the photograph.
3. You may only publish a limited number of photographs. You may use an unlimited number of photographs for your personal use (i.e. to print and use for your own research/study, or to use as your computer wallpaper). However, if you are going to publish photographs to the internet for use on blogs or websites, you are limited to the use of ten (10) photographs. If you need to use more than ten photographs, you need to use the contact form to ask permission. If using photographs for a seminar or presentation as described above, you may use up to twenty (20) photographs without needing to obtain further permission.
4. I reserve the right to revoke your license. If I do not like how you are using my photograph(s), I reserve the right to revoke your license to use them. This would generally only happen if you violated my moral rights. (You would violate my moral rights if you were to distort, mutilate, modify or take other derogatory action in relation to a photograph which would be prejudicial to my honor or reputation.)
By granting you the license to use my photographs, I am in no way implying any sponsorship, endorsement or connection with your use of my photographs.
I do always like to hear how my photographs are being used … so if you want to use the form above to drop me a line even if I don’t require it, I appreciate it and will consider adding your website to my blog roll.
Photographs licensed under the General License are free for your use, but if you find the photos valuable, please consider making a donation towards the upkeep of this website.
Use Outside the General License
If your use falls outside the general license, you need to contact me prior to using my photographs to obtain permission.