Subject: Whale Pics

Tori (
Thu, 5 Jun 1997 16:04:23 -1000


I am working on a project at the university of Trois-Rivi=E8res in Qu=E9bec=
Canada.  This project is to built a =ABmultim=E9dia=BB course about whale
watching.  I need picture, videos, maps and other educational material.=20
How is the way to get some from the ones are showing on the whalenet.

Thank you for reading me=20

Isabelle Rioux

Aloha Isabelle,

I think your best bet (if you are worried about copyright infringements) is
to log onto a government page, such as the webpage for Hawaiian Islands
Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. I recognize the pictures on "my"
WhaleNet webpage as being from there. There is a link on the page to the
Sanctuary. Pictures on government pages are considered "public domain" and
can be copied and used at your will. To give the photographer their due
respect, be sure to give some type of public acknowledgement, such as a
slide at the end of your show or something along those lines. If you
cannot find the photographers name, let me know which picture it is and I
will supply this for you (I supplied a lot of these pictures to the
Sanctuary during my internship there). In the United States it is also
necessary to provide a sentence at the end of your presentation that says
that these pictures were taken under research permits and give the permit
number. I don't know if this applies to you. We have to do it here as the
whales are endangered species and cannot be approached over a certain
distance. if you have pictures that obviously were taken at a closer range
than this distance you need to have a research permit, permitting you to
be that close or face legal repercussion. Find out if this applies in your
country. Feel free to contact me for any more details.

A hui hou,