COPYRIGHT

GENERALLY SPEAKING

Let's face it: everything that is uploaded to the Internet can be downloaded, copied, mutilated, changed, re-used, adapted, raped, claimed, misused and abused. If you don't want to run those risks, it's probably better not to upload anything at all.

Yet: copyright means that someone has the right to copy: the owner of the copy-right. Right? Only their author, in this case: me, Erik Heyninck, is the owner of each copy that is made of these texts and artworks I created. No-one else.
So no one but me may claim, use, alter, modify or distribute (be it for sale, for free or for trade) these works.
When someone else does this, it is copyright infringement and is as such against international copyright laws.

This is the official version.

Me, I'm not exactly a law person - a good dose of chaos and anarchy are necessary for creativity to find a fertile soil - but please do realise that I work long hours to create these works.
So I ask you to respect my personal set of rules.

MY PERSONAL SET OF COPYRIGHT RULES:

1/ You may download these texts and images for your own private pleasure and study. But why should you? They are here at Castalian Visions, and the site will not go offline as it has been paid for for years and years to come. Here you can enjoy them in their context. And should an image be replaced, it'll be by one I consider to be better.

2/ If you are so enthusiastic about what I create that you want to share it, please tell me about it. What you may not do is claim you created the works you wish to share. Which is logical as you yourself know it isn't true. And believe me: it can be the wind or the night that spreads the word, but sooner or later everyone will know, especially those people you'd prefer not to, and you will lose all credibility and self-respect.

3/ On the other hand it is strictly forbidden to use my works for - or link my works to - political, religious or philosophical purposes. Some humane causes can be an exception (the Bhopal action group asked to place Erinyes on their site and I felt honoured as their cause is humane, just and it is a pleasure to be part of that energy.) but you need my written consent before you may use them, whomever you are.

4/ You may not alter in any way the images you download and/or redistribute. This includes enlarging them, cropping details, change colour, hue or saturation and removing my copyright line of text.
In case you are an artist and want to start from something I created: I am open to co-operation but please ask first.

5/ If you are really that low on money for bodily survival and you suppose printing cards of my works and selling them will save your life, I can't stop you. But please send me a copy of what you printed the moment you can afford it.

6/ Most important of all: Whatever you do, be conscious of your human dignity and follow your heart.