This is a non-profit website dedicated to educating the public
on the history of the Chicago Bears football team. Photographs certainly
enhance the ability to tell this story. Advertising to businesses may be sold
in the future on this website, only to defray the costs of producing and
hosting the site.
Photos used on www.bearshistory.com have been purchased in
8x10 format from various sources, scanned, and imprinted with a watermark to
discourage unauthorized linking. This watermark is not meant to imply that
copyright on the photo is owned by this website nor that the photo was taken by
the author of this website.
This site has the permission of several photographers to use
their work here, and in those cases the author's name and contact information
is imprinted on the image. Some un-identifiable images have been taken from
various sites on the internet. There are no photos on this website that have
been taken from other sites and publications that expressly prohibit their use.
NFL and Chicago Bears logos are not used anywhere on this
site, and many disclaimers have been written here reminding the visitor that
this site is not endorsed by or affiliated with the Chicago Bears or the
National Football League.
The author has researched fair-use copyright law and believes
that any images used herein are under that doctorine, for non-profit
All photos displayed on the site are no larger than 250 pixels
in width, making it very unlikely that the photo could be duplicated for any
non-digital purposes (such as printing the photo).
Should any owner of a copyrighted photo on this website find
their image here, upon notification we would be happy to preferably credit you
and link back to your site. And rave to the public about your work. Otherwise
we will immediately remove the image at your request.
I have taken it very seriously when persons have copied my
pages wholesale and posted them elsewhere, so I would never want to infringe on
someone else's hard work. At the same time, I am happy to share my work with
others as long as it is properly attributed.