Text and images shown here belong to their authors
This website is the first one that addresses the public with the concern of the Parosphromenus–Project in a comprehensive and multi-lingual way. Therefore, we do our best to protect text and images you find here from uncontrolled and unauthorised use in other contexts.
The internet has added a new dimension to the question of intellectual property. In the internet it is usually very easy to download or copy other peoples’ text and images. The authorship is often not clearly stated and thus a text or picture seems to be the property of everyone. This is not the case. They remain property of their authors. We therefore keep high standards for the publication of texts and images and try, even in the age of the internet, to protect intellectual property rights. Valuable information will be rightly associated with those who have provided or formulated them. Everyone who has tried, for example, to photograph licorice gouramis, knows how difficult and time-consuming it is to get good pictures. We have only obtained the commitment of leading experts – all members in our network – to use their pictures or texts, because we have taken protective measures to prevent unauthorised copying.
Our first consequence is to name the author/owner explicitely for all texts and pictures, where this is possible. If the name is not mentioned directly, you will find an abbreviation instead, following the scheme (XY), e.g. at the end of an article. A list, explaining the codes, can be found here. The second consequence is the use of technical measures to prevent unauthorised copying.
This context should be considered by any user of this site. In particular cases, when there is a reasonable concern and only after consultation of the respective right holders, we might give permission for use in another context – but only upon individual request. For your inquiry please indicate text/image and name of the author clearly. Illegal unauthorised use is prohibited and will be prosecuted.