Image Use Policy
About the Images on the Plant Delights Nursery Inc. WebsiteAll of the images on the Plant Delights Nursery Inc. website were taken by Tony Avent unless otherwise identified. These images are copyrighted and cannot be used for any purpose without express permission from PDN. If you request the use of an image for which we do not own the copyright, we will refer you to the copyright owner. Please send all image use requests to Krista Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
So, why should we care if you steal or use our images for free? Stealing intellectual property is the same as breaking into someone's home... only easier. The results are the same... you benefit through illegally obtaining and using something which is not yours. We often hear, 'I didn't use the images for malicious purposes.' Ah yes, the old Robin Hood theory... steal from the haves for use by the have-nots. These cases haven't held up too well in court. No matter how you spin it, it's stealing.
In the case of website use, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) allows the owners of a stolen copyrighted image to require your ISP provider to either remove the stolen image or remove your website entirely. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMCA) We have found this very effective in gaining the attention of offending parties.
In the case of plants, images don't just happen. If they did, everyone would have them. To get a plant image, you first must have obtained or developed the plant. Next, you must have grown the plant and have it growing well enough to take a good image. Again, if everyone were a good gardener, then everyone could take their own images. Additionally, if you've mastered the above, you've still got to make sacrifices to get the images you want. That could be as simple as postponing a trip, meeting, or other social activity to snap an image of the plant at peak bloom. Then there are those pesky lighting issues that send you running outdoors before a cloud passes too far over and the bright sun re-appears. There are also those that travel and shoot images in the gardens of others. If you think this is free, think again. For those of us who have used slides most of our lives, we are still recovering those costs. Digital images certainly make it easier and less costly to discard the thousands of images that don't quite measure up. I hope this helps you understand the value of plant images.
How to Use PDN Images - See Guidelines Below
Group 1Permission is usually granted at no charge for the following cases. Requirements are that Plant Delights Nursery is credited and our website URL is included.
Group 2Permission is usually granted for a $100 one-time charge.
Group 3Permission is usually not granted.
Group 4Permission is not granted + a free trip to an ice-fishing hole of our choice...in mid-summer (cinder blocks and rope also included).
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