Some words about of what's behind Fractovia.
Some frequently asked questions answered.
Notes about copyright of works shown in this web site.
Thanks to all those that keep sending comments about Fractovia's design and content.
ABOUT COPYRIGHT ©
- All content is copyright ©1998..., 2007 third.apex.to.fractovia (fractovia.org), except for the following web sites, logos, and software icons: Extreme counter, The Infinite Fractal Loop, Benoît Mandelbrot and Gaston Julia photographs, Adobe Acrobat Reader button, Iterations et Flarium24, Thinks.com, ChaosPro, Xaos, Chaos Now, and all software icons. Follow their respective links to find more about them.
- I have placed these fractal pictures and music (both MIDI and MP3) files online because I like anyone to enjoy them, not because I wanted to give them away. Art needs to be shown, but the author's rights need to be respected. It is that simple.
- You can use the pictures, fractals as well as LoneWolf's Calendar Picture Sets, for personal, non-commercial, offline use only. You can also give them to friends under the same conditions.
- MP3 files can be burned to CDs or copied on any MP3 storing/player device strictly for non-commercial use. You can also distribute them to friends (under the same conditions) or on any file sharing network or service, as long as the said service is open to anyone, free of charge and non-commercial in nature. Yet, they should not be publicly broadcasted (if they are worth itwhich I doubt anyway) without my consent.
- If you plan to use anything for other purposes, especially any way that could be considered commercial use, please contact me first. I reserve the right to refuse any request for any reason.
- If you are interested in showing one or more fractal pictures online (be it on a web site, posting them to any usenet newsgroup or online service of any kind, etc.), I would like to know beforehand. Again, I reserve the right to refuse any request for any reason.
- If and only if permission is granted for online activities...
- Make a copy of the picture or music file you are interested in and place it in your own server. Do not link directly to my server because, besides being bandwidth robbery, you can also lose the link since this site is updated frequently. Make sure the copyright notice is visible and legible on the picture. If not, put it somewhere back into the picture or near to where it will be shown.
- I will also suggest you to put a link back to this web site, Third Apex to Fractovia (http://www.fractovia.org), or at least a small note with credits.
- Distribution of MP3 files is allowed as expressed in the fourth paragraph above. These files contain ID3 tags with information about copyright and authorship. Make sure such information remains embeded within the file before distributing.
- Do not alter the fractal pictures or music files (both MIDI and MP3) in any way.
- Regarding fractal pictures: When I post one of them to my web site or anywhere else, it means it has attained a desired image-idea, and any modification (except for resizing) will surely destroy the original artwork. If resizing is done, please, make sure the copyright notice is still visible and legible. If not, put it somewhere back into the picture or near to where it will be shown.
- Regarding music files: MP3 files are available in 128- and 64kbps compression ratios. You can change 128kbps files to another lower compression ratio if need be (in any case, if you need a lower compression file, download the 64kbps file instead). MIDI files should not be modified in any way (refer to the Music section for additional notes related to MIDI files [go]).
- I have enjoyed all the hours I have gleefully spent working on the design, creation and maintenance of this Web site. Many versions have come and go since the summer of 1998, and it will be absolutely honoring to realize this or any previous design has inspired other people to do their work. Ideas are free, so feel free to feed your inspiration and imagination with what you see in here (if it delights you that much). But please, do just that: Be original and do your own work. Do not mercilessly copy mine.
- The following software packages are available for direct downloading with expressed permission granted by their authors. They retain all rights over their products.
- Fractal Forge (Uberto Barbini)
- GF4, PowerFrac, and FracSaver (Peter Pawlowski)
- Mandelbrot Root Explorer (Junichi Sato)
- Automatic Fractal Map Generator (Paolo Guagliumi)
- The following software packages are available for direct downloading as allowed by their authors. They retain all rights to their products.
- Ultimate Fractals (Terence Sattar)
- Windows Chaos Image Generator (Thomas Hövel)
- XaoS (Jan Hubicka)
- Ephemera (Ben Michell)
- Martin Fractals Screen Saver (Phil Robinson)
- Shade Dancers (Don Neufeld)
If you want to read more information about Copyright, I invite you to visit the following sites:
I take no responsibility for adverse effects resulted from the use of this website or any of its content (it's plain HTML, CSS and a little bit of PHP, so I don't think it would cause any problems whatsoever), nor do I take responsibility for the content of any external link.
The distribution of the software packages contain in this web site is done with the consent of their respective authors. All of them are provided AS IS without any guarantees or warranty. Read the Disclaimer Note for the software section [go].
HOW TO CONTACT US...
If you would like to contact me (be it regarding the web site, the fractal pictures, the articles or other related matters) send me a message. Please, specify WEB SITE, ARTICLE or whatever you wish to ask in the SUBJECT line. Do the same for wallpapers requests and inquiries.
All content is copyright
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