Copyright Statement

copyright-symbol.png WHAT IS COPYRIGHT?

​According to the U.S. Copyright Office, “Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of ‘original works of authorship,’ including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.”

The basis of the U.S. law is the Copyright Act of 1976, which gives authors of original works exclusive rights to the works and the option to grant usage rights to others. Generally, the rights include:

  • Reproduction
  • Development of derivative works
  • Distribution
  • Public display


The following copyright notice is intended as a clear and easy to read summary for the average online user, and should not be construed as a complete disclosure of all applicable legal protections and policies in effect.

When it comes to copyright and intellectual property laws, the responsibility of knowledge and compliance is with you, NOT the copyright owner.

Definition of “The Content”: Any content and Intellectual Property that is displayed on or downloadable from this website, or otherwise made available from Biome Exotics (including but not limited to content created by affiliated websites, a 3rd party service, or via email), including but not limited to text, photographs, graphics, audio files, videos, eBooks, guides, and newsletters.

The Content is property of the creator, Paul de Bruin, and is protected by copyright law, and related laws regarding intellectual property rights. Copying, displaying, performing, modifying, selling, trading, and any other forms of distribution of The Content requires a license or express written permission from us, regardless of how or where the Content will be used, and regardless of whether or not those uses of The Content result in income or other benefits of any kind to you or another entity.


  1. Photographs

    The photographs portrayed on this site are either exclusive contributions from the photographers or appear with the permission of the copyright holders. They may not be duplicated, reproduced, televised or stored for later retrieval in print or electronic format, in whole or in part, without the written permission of the copyright holders.

  2. You may license similar images, video, audio, or other content from a stock agency or other service providing the type of content you would like to use.

  3. Find someone else’s images or content that’s free from copyright or have a Creative Commons license.

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