Copyright on the Site
Illustrations, drawings, and photographs belong to their creators. The copyright holder is usually explicitly stated. If you wish to contact the holder, visit their web site, or check the Bibliography page here. As a last resort, write to Hardy Fern Library, mailbox at the bottom.
Most of the content here is, or at least is intended to be, scientific fact, not traditionally covered by copyright. However, in a time where every politician can be bought, every judge swayed, and the human genome the property of the rich, this view tends towards the naive or the archaic.
So, join the archaic crowd; take whatever you want here.
Copyright in General
Protection of artists and creators is a relic of the past, the law now protecting corporations, ignoring the original intent and the public interest. In the United States a corrupted Congress – calling its latest crass denial of rights the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act – has extended copyright eleven times in the last 40 years; in the European Union, the situation is similar.