Copyright notice

All the text and pictures on this Web server are copyright 1995-2000 Joseph Jean Perrigoue.

Here are the terms of my blanket license...

Printing of photos for personal use

If you want a copy of one of my pictures to stick on your fridge or use in a school project or cover a crack in your wall, then please feel free to print anything you like from my site.

Non-commercial Web use of photos

If you have a personal home page or non-commercial Web service, please feel free to use my photographs with hyperlinked credit. Acceptable HTML is

photographs courtesy Joe Perrigoue

That way people know who took the picture and also can find my on-line copyright statement. You do not need to pay for usage. Just build the best Web site you can and give it back to the community.

Commercial Web use of photos

If you would like to use my pictures on a commercial page, then please do the following:

  1. register the URL with me (sending email is fine)
  2. add the hyperlinked credit as above

You do not need to pay for usage, either, though I reserve the right to deny usage on sites that I find to be truly poisonous.

If you would like to distinguish yourself from the get-rich-quick artists looking to make a fast buck off the Internet without contributing anything back to the community and you feel that my photography enhances your site, then please make a charitable donation to Angell Memorial Hospital in Boston (details in the "gift shop" section of Travels with Samantha).(On Phillip Greenspuns site. Make sure you check out the rest of his site as well.)

Note: remember that most of the pictures of people on my pages are not model-released. Advertising usage of photos (e.g., brochures, catalogs, print ads) is very different from editorial usage of photos (e.g., newspaper and magazine articles, books). You cannot use pictures in advertising (e.g., an on-line product brochure or anything else that is selling) without getting a model release from any person whose image is recognizable in the photo. You might also have problems if an image contains a recognizable physical property, e.g., Disneyland. One of the reasons advertisers pay $1000+ for images from stock agencies is that those agencies have generally already gotten the relevant releases.


If you see one of my pictures in a magazine or a Web page and there is no credit, then it is almost surely unauthorized. If you are the first person to tell me about it, I'll send you a free print for your wall (value hard to establish) or $50 bucks.

Text and Stories

Please feel free to redistribute via hardcopy or email for noncommercial purposes any of my writings, but please don't break up documents (except by chapter) and please attribute the source in such a way that someone can find the most up-to-date version on the Web.

Please do not ever copy any of my (text) content to a public Web server. Link to my pages instead. I guarantee not to break any of your links. The problem with you putting a page on your server is that the search engines will find it and send my readers to your server instead. Thus they will be deprived of my latest content.

Use of photos and Web pages in print

If you are doing a story, book, or CD-ROM about the World Wide Web, please feel free to include a page or two of mine under the following conditions:

  1. the URL must be legible in the capture or separately printed in a caption
  2. a small credit must be printed reading "Web page courtesy Joe Perrigoue (" or "Photos courtesy Joe Perrigoue ("
  3. send me email informing me of the usage and/or Snail Mail a copy of the finished item to Joe Perrigoue, 30041 Tessier Apt 264, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.

If you simply want to use my photographs to illustrate an article that is not about my Web pages, e.g., you just want a bear photo to go with a story on bears, then that is commercial usage, you are not covered by any of these blanket licenses, and you should send me email with a proposal. An exception to this is free publications put out by non-commercial organizations; you guys can use whatever you want with credit as above.

This entire text (with slight modification) was lifted from Philip Greenspun's site.