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Fredericksburg.com copyright policy

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• Can I post an entire story from your Web site or newspaper on my Web site or another Web site?
• Can I post a photo from The Free Lance-Star or fredericksburg.com on my Web site or another Web site?
• Can I post a graphic from The Free Lance-Star or fredericksburg.com on my Web site or another Web site?
• Can I post a video from The Free Lance-Star or fredericksburg.com on my Web site or another Web site?
• I have purchased a copy of a fredericksburg.com video on CD-ROM or DVD. Can I post it on my Web site or another Web site?
• Can I have the raw footage of a video?
• Can I buy reproduction or republication rights to any of the content from The Free Lance-Star or fredericksburg.com?

Can I post an entire story from your Web site or newspaper on my Web site or another Web site?

No. All of our content is copyrighted. However, we do give permission to anyone to post our headlines and the first sentence from any story on any Web site AS LONG AS you also post a link back to fredericksburg.com for the entire story. You also must credit the writer and the source (either fredericksburg.com or The Free Lance-Star). Are there exceptions? Yes. We do occasionally grant permission to a nonprofit/charitable group to post an entire story on its Web site, but those decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Can I post a photo from The Free Lance-Star or fredericksburg.com on my Web site or another Web site?

No. All of our content is copyrighted. However, we do give permission to anyone to post a THUMBNAIL of a Free Lance-Star or fredericksburg.com photo on any Web site. The thumbnail image is to be no larger than 150 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall and MUST include the photographer's credit, if noted, and link back to fredericksburg.com to view the full-size image. And you may not alter the image in any way.

Can I post a graphic from The Free Lance-Star or fredericksburg.com on my Web site or another Web site?

No. All of our content is copyrighted. However, we do give permission to anyone to post a THUMBNAIL of a Free Lance-Star or fredericksburg.com graphic on any Web site. The thumbnail image is to be no larger than 150 pixels by 150 pixels and MUST include a credit for the graphic artist, if noted, and link back to fredericksburg.com to view the full-size graphic. And you may not alter the image in any way.

Can I post a video from The Free Lance-Star or fredericksburg.com on my Web site or another Web site?

No. All of our content is copyrighted. However, we do give permission to anyone to post up to a 30-second clip from one of our videos on any Web site AS LONG AS:

1. The total length of the video clip (excluding the copyright notice at the end) is no longer than 30 seconds.
2. You credit the producer and attribute fredericksburg.com
3. You provide a link to the location of the entire video clip on fredericksburg.com
4. You do not alter the video in any way (except to edit for length)
5. You include the fredericksburg.com copyright notice at the end of the video.

Are there exceptions? Yes. We do occasionally grant permission to a nonprofit/charitable group to post an entire video on its Web site, but those decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

I have purchased a copy of a fredericksburg.com video on CD-ROM or DVD. Can I post it on my Web site or another Web site?

No. We make copies of our videos available for purchase for personal, non-commercial use only. You will be allowed to post a 30-second clip, provided the conditions outlined above are met.

Can I have the raw footage of a video?

No. We do not release any unused footage that does not appear in a final edit.

Can I buy reproduction or republication rights to any of the content from The Free Lance-Star or fredericksburg.com?

On a case-by-case basis, we will make available for purchase a non-exclusive license to reproduce or republish content. Please contact the Online Editor's office at 540/368-5055.