Last updated on September 27th, 2020 at 09:51 am

Florida Rambler’s stories and photographs are original and protected by U.S. Copyright law. All rights are reserved.

Our content is valuable to us and unique. We work long hours and travel widely at considerable expense to provide it to our readers for free.

FloridaRambler is supported by advertising revenue, so we have a vested interest in any use of our creative material.

Without permission, you may:

  • Print articles for personal use only. Any commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission.
  • Web publishers may republish a headline and brief description (100 words or less) with a direct link to the full article on under the fair-use doctrine of U.S. Copyright law.
  • Web publishers may use a thumbnail (150×150) of photographs, provided the photo is a) Linked to the full article on and b) The photo is served by the publisher’s own servers.

You may not:

  • Republish our content — other than specified above — without written permission.
  • Republish any content or photographs with third-party copyrights for which we have received permission to use.
  • Web publishers may not serve photos, images, or any other content from our servers under any circumstances or 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. We also track downloads. Violations of our copyright will be vigorously pursued and, if necessary, prosecuted.

Licensing our content

Reasonable licensing terms are available should you wish to republish our articles or photographs in print or online.

Our licensees have included the Orlando Sentinel, South Florida SunSentinel, the Miami Herald, The Guardian UK,, and CruiseOne.

What does copyright mean?

When an individual or a group of individuals create something new and unique, U.S. Copyright law automatically gives full ownership rights to that creation and the creator.

If you write a screenplay, an article, or a blog post, or if you display a photograph, you’ve created something new and unique.

Once you put that creation out into the world for public access, copyright law protects the creator from theft or re-use of that creative. 

We maintain detailed logs with dates and times to prove first use.

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 with restrictions, such as a description promoting the creator’s product and linking to the creator’s web site.

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