Site Policies

* Editorial Policy
* Comment Policy
* Fair Use

Editorial Policy

Iconophilia will not post private emails or other communications from readers without permission, and definitely does not sell email addresses. If you wish to leave a comment on an iconophilia post please be aware that your email contact is not published with your comment.

Any and all information on this site reflects the thoughts and opinions of the editor, authors and contributors respectively. Every comment, whether made directly or by email may be moderated by the editor prior to publication and no anonymous contributions (from authors not known to the editor) will be posted.

Requests to cross-link to other relevant sites are encouraged.

Comment Policy

The opportunity for readers to post comments is available on the site.

If iconophilia considers a comment to be off-topic, antagonistic, racist, sexist, or constitutes an exchange which reflects a personal animosity, or which is potentially defamatory, or is in any other way inappropriate or offensive or otherwise infringes this policy I will have no hesitation in deleting it without notice or apology.

Fair Use

Any quoted material is reproduced on the basis of the “fair dealing for purpose of criticism or review” section of the Copyright Act 1968.

Though images are subject to copyright in their original form, the usage of derivatives on this site is claimed under fair use laws because:

  1. It illustrates an educational article about the work of art depicted in the photograph.
  2. The image is of a work of art that is representative of a particular mode of the artist’s work, which is discussed in the article.
  3. It is a low resolution image not suitable for making commercial prints, and so is unlikely to have an impact on the artist’s market for derivatives of his or her work.
  4. It is not replaceable with an uncopyrighted or freely copyrighted image of comparable educational value.
  5. Iconophilia is a non-commercial product which exists solely for the purpose of critical review and commentary.

Iconophilia believes that reproduction for criticism, comment, teaching and scholarship constitutes fair use and does not infringe copyright.

It is believed that the use of a picture

  • to illustrate the work of art in question
  • to discuss the artistic genre or technique of the work of art
  • to discuss the artist or the school to which the artist belongs
  • or to offer fair criticism of the work

qualifies as fair use under copyright law. Any other uses of this image might constitute a copyright infringement.