Frequently Asked Questions: Copyright

This page Frequently Asked Questions regarding copyright and how it applies to this website. If you have any other questions, please contact the website via the Contact Us Page.

Further details about Copyright with regard to the website can be found
here.

Am I able to reproduce material from this website?
It depends on the providence of the material. Material on this website written by its administrator, Simon Murgatroyd, generally operates on a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) and further information about what material can be reproduced and how it can be used can be found in the Copyright section.
Briefly, written material by Simon Murgatroyd - not Alan Ayckbourn - can be shared providing it is attributed to the author and website, that it is not used for commercial purposes nor altered or built upon. It is always best to seek permission and check with
Simon Murgatroyd prior to reproducing any of his work, particularly if it is related to a commercial venture (such as the programme / playbill for a production.
Material by Alan Ayckbourn cannot be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder.

Can I reproduce photographs from this website?
No. All images are predominantly the copyright of Scarborough Theatre Trust or the respective photographer and should not be reprinted or stored in any format without express permission from the photographer / organisation which holds the copyright. Please note, photographers can and do scour the website looking for unauthorised reproductions of their photos and can take legal action against offenders.

Who should I contact regarding reproducing images from the site?
Any enquiries regarding photograph reproduction should be directed to this website via the Contact Us page.

Can I reproduce articles from this site?
Not without the permission of the copyright holder, generally Simon Murgatroyd or Alan Ayckbourn. Any enquiries about reproducing articles for publication in any form should be emailed to this website via the Contact Us page. This website is happy to see articles reprinted, providing permission is sought and copyright is respected; there may occasionally be a nominal charge to reprint certain articles.

Where can I find out more about copyright and Creative Commons licenses?
We have a page dedicated to these issues which can be found here.

Surely anything on the internet is in the public domain and can be reproduced regardless?
The internet is not public domain, it is a publishing medium to which copyright laws apply. Copyright applies to all material published on the internet - be it photographs, articles or any other creative endeavour - and is subject to the same laws. It is a common - and dangerous - fallacy that the internet is public domain and one that will not hold up if legal action is taken by copyright holders.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the website via admin@alanayckbourn.net.