Copyright & Disclaimer & Other Legal Stuff


All content in this blog created by the blog owner is the property of the blog owner and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and cannot be stored on any retrieval system, reproduced, reposted, displayed, modified or transmitted in any form, electronic or otherwise without written permission of the copyright owner, with the exception that excerpts of content may be quoted as long as a link is provided back to the source page on this blog and, if the excerpt contains a quotation from another site, a link to the original source.  Seems fair so far, right?  I make every effort to attribute anything I quote to the original source and provide links wherever possible, and I expect everyone else to make a similar effort.


I am the author of this blog and the thoughts, opinions and viewpoints are mine.  I do not represent any governmental or private agency or group, nor do I presume to be the supreme source of all knowledge in the world.  Sometimes I am wrong.  You may disagree with what I write.  Oh well, get over it.  Or explain to me in a comment why I am wrong.  I make mistakes.  Feel free to correct me when I do.


When I am conducting workshops or meetings, I always have one simple rule.  Everyone is free to say my idea sucks, but you must present an rational alternative if you do.  The same rule applies here.  Comments that are simple ad hominem attacks will be deleted.  Yes, comments to this blog are moderated.  I may edit your comments.  I may even delete your comments.  I make no pretensions that this blog is a democratic forum.  I operate it as a benevolent dictatorship.  It is my blog after all, not yours.

My quotations within this blog are intended to be used under a policy of personal use. The use of any Trademark or Copyrighted material is not intended to infringe copyright. If you see anything on this blog that has not been properly attributed to its creator let me know and I will make ammends.  Remember, I never claimed to be omniscient.  I make mistakes.

As far as I know, all material on this blog is posted in accordance with the limitations set forward by that piece of crap known as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). If a documented copyright owner so requests, their material will be removed from published display, although I reserve the right to provide a link to that material or to a source for that material.

Fair Use Notice

This blog may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a “fair use” of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this blog are distributed without profit for research and educational purposes.


15 Responses to Copyright & Disclaimer & Other Legal Stuff

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  2. Hi. Your photographs are beautiful. Can I have permission to use 2 of your pictures of the North Slope on my blog? I was able to visit there once on a lottery thing BP did, but unfortunately, was as sick as a dog with a high fever that day and couldn’t do anything but sit in the bus. The few pictures I did take are pretty sad, at best. I’m attempting to describe the seawater treatment plant and a pic would help me tremendously! I would gladly credit you and your blog should you grant permission. Please contact me via email provided on comment form, or leave a comment on my blog. Thank you for your time.


  3. Much appreciated. Thank you.

  4. Danielle says:

    Hello, I too like your photographs a lot and I was hoping to be able to use one or two in a school presentation I am making about oil pipelines in Northern Canada (I do realize your photos are in Alaska, but the terrain is quite similar.) It’s a project management class,
    With proper citations of course,

    Thank you

  5. Ann Mullikin says:


    Flight Safety Foundation is considering using one of your photographs for an inside page in the July 2012 issue of AeroSafety World, a nonprofit journal of international aviation safety. The photo we are interested in is .

    Our magazine is distributed in several languages in print and electronically in low-res PDFs on our Web site, (

    Thank you. We are in the final stages of layout for the magazine and we would appreciate it if you could contact us as soon as possible to discuss this.

    Best regards,

    Ann Mullikin, Art Director

  6. maninkka says:

    May I copy the copyright declaration and disclaimer to use on my own blog? You put it just how I want it (or copied it wisely).


  7. Jane Rowsell says:

    Hi, I haven’t seen any posts recently…are UK OK?
    Like Ann above, we would like to use your photos in the high resolution version for print. Please would you contact me ? Would be much appreciated 🙂
    Hope all is well.

  8. Jane Rowsell says:

    Thanks for your kind reply. Be delighted to give credit to the blog! Would you have high resolution versions of the photos?

  9. Hi there, could the Arctic Sounder use a couple of your photos of Nuiqsit and credit the blog as the source?

  10. Dear wilco278,

    Ditto, great photos of North Slope oil business, etc. May I also have your permission to use a few to project in a public presentation I am doing on the Arctic? Thanks much!

  11. Good afternoon, I also wanted to use your aerial photo on your Cold Cliff Blog of Kaktovik, AK. I’m writing a plan for a client and love the photo. Would it be okay if I used it?

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