The contents of this site are
copyright ©1997-2012 by Maria Langer
(except where otherwise indicated).
Fair Use vs. Content Scraping
Short blocks of text not to exceed 200 words may be quoted from this site if properly attributed to me and linked back to the source blog post on this site. This is permitted only if that text is used as part of a longer article or post on another site. This falls under “fair use” as defined by United States Copyright Law .
Content may not be “scraped” from this site to appear on any other site for any reason. This includes creating a blog post that reproduces content solely from this site, even if that post links back to this site. Sites scraping content from this site in an effort to improve Google rankings or attract hits for the purpose of pay-per-click advertising will be reported to appropriate authorities, including Google, Yahoo!, or the site’s ISP.
It’s the Law
As a writer, I take copyright law very seriously. It protects my hard work from theft by others. If any of my copyrighted work is used improperly without my permission, I will prosecute the offender to the full extent of the law.
If you want to use information on this site elsewhere, e-mail me for permission. It’s more than just a courtesy; it’s the law.
About the Header Images
I am a serious amateur photographer and pride myself on capturing interesting images of the places I visit. I shot all of the photos that appear in the header of Web site pages. Most of these images can be found, uncropped, in my photo gallery, Flying M Photos, where they are also available for sale as printed enlargements. Like the rest of the content on this site, all photographs are protected by copyright.
About the Flying M Logo
The Flying M Logo was designed and executed by Gary-Paul Prince, a San Francisco bay area artist, based on an original idea by Michael Chilingerian. Gary-Paul also created the animated GIF that appears on this page.
You can learn more about Gary-Paul’s work on his Web site, http://www.gary-paul.com/.