Copyright Regulations for all of Tom Franke's Astronomy Course
These pages are intended for the education of Hopkins High School and Northern
Star Online students. A majority of the figures are taken from NASA, JPL, ESO,
HST, USGS, and other US Government web sites, as well as various educational
web sites, some Astronomy societies of which I am a member, or scanned from
the textbooks used in courses that I teach. In general, I do not own nor desire
the copyright of the figures or images. Since this web site is open to the Net,
the public is free to view and educate themselves. Please do *not* write me
asking for permission to figure X or page Y. Odds are I do not own the original
image and can not grant you permission.
Why am I not in violation of copyright laws with these web pages? The laws
are unclear at the present time, however, I consider these pages to be covered
by Fair Use standards, i.e. the use of an image here has the same impact as
xeroxing a copy for an overhead projector (like we used to do in the `old' days
before the Net). If you disagree with this interpretation of the Fair Use standard,
then please go someplace else to obtain your science information. I do not make
a `profit' from these web pages, so I do not see myself in violation of copyright
Images and Texts by Calvin J. Hamilton
Most of the text incorporated in Views of the Solar System is copyrighted by
Calvin J. Hamilton. There are a few pages that are copyrighted by other individuals
or organizations. My policy is that school teachers can use Views of the Solar
System materials in their class rooms as long as teachers do not ask for money
for the materials. Students my use Views of the Solar System materials in their
class reports. Teachers and students must give proper credit when using Views
of the Solar System materials. A proper credit line is (Courtesy Calvin J. Hamilton).
Students may use Views of the Solar System text for research purposes and may
properly quote from Calvin J. Hamilton's materials. In general you should be
original in your writing; however, if you want to use the text and your teacher
would approve, visit the page Student Resources for information on using Views
of the Solar System text. Under all conditions, you must give credit on the
page that it is used on.
I have processed many of the images in this tour and they are copyrighted.
If you wish to use one these images in a publication you can send the request
Students may use images by Calvin J. Hamilton in their papers and reports as
long as they give proper credit. If a student wants to use an image on a web
page, for a class project, he or she may do so as long as the following conditions
Calvin J. Hamilton's images must be clearly marked with "Copyright Calvin
J. Hamilton". This MUST appear next to the image and not at the bottom
of the page or on a separate web page.
A link to http://www.solarviews.com or http://www.planetscapes.com must also
Students may not use the images for-profit purposes with out contacting Calvin
Only thumbnail images may be used on web pages. Calvin J. Hamilton's full resolution
images may NOT be copied onto other web sites.
Commercial Use: Commercial use of Calvin J. Hamilton's materials MUST be made
in writing to . Permission will be granted on a case by case basis. Please be
specific when making a request.