Florida Rambler’s stories and photographs are original and fully protected by U.S. and International copyright laws. This mean you may not republish or use the articles, listings or photographs published on FloridaRambler.com without written permission.
Our content is valuable to us and unique. We work long hours and travel widely at considerable expense to provide it to our readers.
FloridaRambler.com has a vested interest in any use of our original, creative material.
Without permission, you may…
- Print articles for personal use. Any commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission. Don’t be afraid to ask. We often grant permission for printing our content without charge if our brand is promoted.
- Web publishers may republish a headline and a brief description (up to 125 words) with a direct link to the full article on FloridaRambler.com under the fair-use doctrine of U.S. Copyright law. You don’t even have to ask@!
- Web publishers may use a thumbnail (150×150) of photographs, provided the photo is a) Linked to the full article on FloridaRambler.com and b) The thumbnail is served by the publisher’s own servers, not ours.
You may not…
- Republish our content, whole or in part, without written permission.
- Republish any content or photographs with third-party copyrights for which we received permission to use only on FloridaRambler.com.
- Web publishers may not serve photos, images, or any other content from our servers. Violators face legal action for theft of services.
- Use our content in any manner that compromises our brand, the integrity of our content or the user experience.
Publisher’s note: We use online trackers to ensure compliance with our copyright. Violations of our copyright will be vigorously pursued and, if necessary, prosecuted.
Licensing our content
Fair and reasonable licensing terms are available should you wish to republish our articles in print or online for any commercial purpose. Authorized re-use must include FloridaRambler.com branding and copyright, as well as a link back to our home page if online.
In the past, our licensees have included the Orlando Sentinel, South Florida SunSentinel, the Miami Herald, The Guardian UK, HomeAway.com, VacationHomeRentals.com and CruiseOne.
What does copyright mean?
When an individual or a group of individuals create something new and unique, U.S. Copyright law automatically and instantly gives full ownership rights to that creation and the creator.
If you write an original screenplay, an article, or a blog post, or if you display an original photograph, you’ve created something new and unique and subject to copyright law. Once you put that creation out into the world for the public to see, copyright law automatically protects the creator from theft or re-use of that creative work.
We maintain detailed logs with dates and times to prove ownership and first use, as well as revisions and updates to content.
If someone violates copyright by copying a blog post, article or photograph and attribute it to themselves or otherwise attempts to claim or imply authorship, U.S. Copyright Law makes it possible to enforce our rights to protect our original content from illegal use and receive compensation for its use, including penalties. We vigorously enforce our copyright.
Fair use of published content allows you to use some content without permission but with legal restrictions, such as a brief description promoting the creator’s product, full credit to the creator and linking to the creator’s web site.