Frequntly Asked Questions

What about copyrights?

Copyright Rights & Responsibilities

Content used on the internet is protected just like in any other area of publishing. "Fair use" of another author's work only allows for a few phrases or sentences in quotations with a proper reference to the original work. Fair use of recorded music generally includes a "sample" which is essentially one bar or just a few notes which can be repeated. It must be clear that the final composition is substantially new.

As the owner of your website you are responsible for providing materials (writing, photography, artwork etc.) that belongs to you unless you have the written permission of the author to use it on your website.

Works in the "public domain" include those that are at least 100 years old and have not had copyrights expressly renewed by the author's estate. They are also those works that have been given to the public expressly for free use. The safest course is always to get permission from the copyright owner before using copyrighted material. Read more about copyrights and responsibilities at:

Moonshell Productions uses fully licensed software but from time to time makes use of coding that is freeware or "open source." When these scripts are used they include proper attribution that may not be visible to the ordinary site visitor.