The Schumin Web

Content Licensing

Bodie Island LighthouseText, image, and video content on The Schumin Web is available for licensing to third parties.  Among others, content from The Schumin Web has been licensed for use by Consumerist, The Huffington PostInternational Business Times, The Guardian, and The Washington Post.

Content locations

Schumin Web content is located on the domain, as well as on the following third-party sites:

  • Flickr: photographic content (includes Creative Commons licensed material)
  • Google Maps: photographic content, mostly of landmarks
  • Wikimedia Commons: photographic content (all Creative Commons licensed material)
  • YouTube: video content, mostly to support website content

Please note that content may overlap between these sites, as each site serves a different purpose, and fulfills different needs.  Content at all locations is available for licensing.

Content specifications


The maximum resolution of original images on The Schumin Web are as follows based on when they were photographed (not necessarily when they were published):

  • 640 x 480: June 2000 – November 2002
  • 2272 x 1704: November 2002 – March 2008
  • 2816 x 2112: March 2008 – May 2008
  • 3648 x 2736: May 2008 – November 2013
  • 4128 x 3096: November 2013 – February 2016
  • 6000 x 4000: February 2016 – Present

Photos as they appear on the site may be subject to cropping and retouching.  Additionally, please note that depending on equipment used, not all images are available in these maximum resolutions. All images are in JPEG format.


The maximum resolution of original videos on The Schumin Web are as follows based on when they were made (not necessarily when they were published):

  • 320 x 240: November 2002 – May 2008
  • 640 x 480: May 2008 – December 2008
  • 1280 x 720 (720p): December 2008 – November 2013
  • 1920 x 1080 (1080p): November 2013 – Present

All video clips original to The Schumin Web are raw clips, and are not edited before publication.

General licensing guidelines

Content published prior to 2014

All original content on The Schumin Web published prior to February 20, 2014 is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States license.  This means that these materials may be freely used by anyone for any purpose, without seeking explicit permission, provided that the license terms are followed.

Content published 2014 and later

Content published February 20, 2019 and later is not released under Creative Commons by default.  Creative Commons material published February 20, 2014 and later is explicitly marked as such on Flickr.  Other content Content published February 20, 2019 and later that is not explicitly marked as being Creative Commons may not be reused in other forms or venues without explicit, written permission, with the exception of those usages that fall under the definition of fair use.

Individuals are extended a blanket license to use content on The Schumin Web published February 20, 2019 and later for personal, noncommercial purposes without receiving explicit written permission.  An example of such usage is a desktop background on a personal computer or phone.  This blanket license does not extend to any form of public exhibition, including rehosting on social media sites, except in the case of content offered under a Creative Commons license, provided that the accompanying license is followed.  Users may link directly to Schumin Web content via social media sites (or any other site, for that matter) without seeking permission.

Any individual or entity who wishes to use non-Creative Commons content from The Schumin Web for any other purpose, including public exhibition and/or any commercial purposes, is required to obtain explicit written permission prior to using any Schumin Web content.

Please note:

  • No content use license shall be granted that authorizes a period of exclusivity, regardless of length.
  • No agreements shall be made to transfer copyrights to another party.
  • No license for commercial use shall be granted that does not include some form of monetary compensation to The Schumin Web.

Interested parties that wish to license non-Creative Commons content from The Schumin Web, or who wish to negotiate different terms for Creative Commons content, should contact me to discuss terms.  In your request, please reference the URL for the specific content that you seek to license.

Licensing that is handled by Pixsy

If you were contacted by Pixsy regarding unauthorized usage of a photo from this site, please be advised that any cases referred to Pixsy are handled exclusively by Pixsy, as they are my designated agent for these matters.  I am contractually prohibited from discussing cases in progress, and therefore, I will refer you back to your contact at Pixsy for any inquiries regarding Pixsy cases.

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