First and foremost, thank you for respecting my work, my copyright, and my right to earn a living from my art and writing.
The images appearing on this website are subject to copyright laws and cannot be used for any purpose whatsoever without my explicit, written permission (exception: see Limited usage permission for sharing below). Using my images without such permission is an offense punishable by law.
Image protection and tracking
In addition to visible watermarks, images on this website are also digitally watermarked with ownership and usage information. These invisible digital watermarks enable all images to be tracked and located wherever they might appear on the Web.
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Stories, articles, and written content copyright
Copyright law also protects all stories, articles, and written content on this website. These stories, articles, and written content cannot be used for any purpose whatsoever without my explicit, written permission (exception: see Limited usage permission for sharing below). Using any of this written material without such permission is an offense punishable by law.
Limited usage permission for sharing
Conditional permission is granted to share my website content with friends via emails and social sharing sites only when the following rules are strictly observed:
- Each piece of content that is shared must clearly display the following attribution including the link to my site:
- Copyright © Art of Stephen John Smith — https://stephenjohnsmith.com
- Watermarks on images may not be removed or obscured.
- Permission is not granted to display my content (images or written word) on any personal or commercial website.
- Permission is not granted to use my content (images or written word) for any commercial gain or in any commercial context.
- Sharing my content (images or written word) means that you understand and agree to all copyright restrictions outlined on this page.
- Any other use of my content is a breach of copyright and an offense punishable by law.