All photographs contained on this website are the sole property of slavedove.com or contributing photographers, and covered under U.S. and International copyright laws. The purchase of a membership to this website does not constitute ownership or distribution rights to the photographs contained herein. Public distribution, electronically or otherwise whether free or otherwise, on any Internet site, BBS, or news group, without the sole authorization of slavedove.com is strictly prohibited.
Removing the "Brand" (identifying URL) from any photo is strictly prohibited and considered intent to fraud.
When visiting slavedove.com, it is so easy to click on that right mouse button when one sees a photo that one likes. The general (and incorrect) notion is that if it is on the Internet it is in the public domain and may be taken without permission from the creator/owner. This is a false statement. Information found in the public domain can be copied if - and only if - the information is created by the (I) federal government, (II) if the copyright has expired or (III) the copyright has been abandoned by the holder. slavedove.com has not or will never abandon it's copyright privileges.
Linking directly to another web site's images and/or spider-harvesting is not only bandwidth theft, but may also be construed as copyright infringement. Why? The images that are directly linked are reproduced in the web site that is performing the direct linking and/or spider-harvesting as an unauthorized derivative work. In other words, anybody who links directly to slavedove.com logos, photos, or any other graphic without written permission is not only stealing my bandwidth, but is reproducing a part of this web site without my permission.
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