Copyright Information

PreDreadnought.com is published and hosted in the United States of America. For the purposes of copyright and acceptable use, U.S. statute and treaty will be given precedence over the laws of other nations.

This website contains content which may or may not be subject to copyright protection. Whenever possible, reasonable effort is made to determine if a work is protected. The nature of pre-dreadnought era photographs and illustrations makes determining copyright status challenging. It can be assumed that many images were created by military personnel during the course of their normal duties. Given the age of the subjects, many copyrights, if they existed, can reasonably be assumed to have expired. Additionally, acceptable use policy is considered when deciding to publish (or not to publish) content on this website.

That said, we respect the rights of copyright holders wherever they may be, and we publish all images in good faith. If content on PreDreadnought.com violates your copyright or is not properly credited, please notify us and we will take swift action to remediate the violation. If you have standing (you are the original copyright holder) we will remove your work, or properly credit it should you grant us permission. If you are not the copyright holder, but believe that the work is copyrighted, we will make a good faith effort to determine the copyright status of the work in question.

Please note that this policy applies to all content published by, and hosted on, PreDreadnought.com. This website contains a reader’s forum that allows our users to embed content hosted elsewhere in their posts and replies. We are not responsible for content embedded by our users, but we will take action to remove offending posts and replies when they are brought to our attention.

What we’re trying to say is, we’re nice people; If you have an issue, just let us know and we’ll address it.

For more information on copyright and acceptable use, please visit:

Wikipedia.org: Acceptable Use Policy

Wikipedia.org: US Military Photography

Wikipedia.org: Expiration of Copyright