Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

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Copyright & Terms of Use

This collection is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-By-SA license.

You may distribute this book and website as a whole, or portions of it, or incorporate its contents into other material, provided that you acknowledge the sources of the work and allow everyone to share the resulting material under the same terms.

If you have questions about a possible use that are not answered on this page, please contact me to discuss it.

Amateur Historical Recreation Use in the SCA

All works in this collection have been shared under terms that allow their free use within the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).

This means that you may copy, trace, modify, combine, and otherwise use any of these elements to submit armory registrations, for heraldic display, or for any other non-commercial purposes related to the SCA, for free, without requesting individual permission to do so.

No attribution is required for heraldic or artistic use of these elements within the SCA, so you may use these illustrations without a need to credit the original artists (although that is always welcome).

Artists’ Copyrights & Terms Of Use

This collection includes elements created by many different people, some specifically for this edition and some as part of other projects.

Each page containing third-party material identifies the source and original illustrator, if known, and more information about these sources is provided on other pages in this collection.

Items not explicitly credited to another source were created for this collection by the editor.

For material created in recent decades, the original creators each retain their copyright in the elements contained herein, with a few exceptions noted of items which have been explicitly placed in the public domain.

Some older items are drawn from historical works which were never copyrighted, or whose term of copyright has since expired. Those items are in the public domain and may be adapted and used freely.

In cases where significant effort has been invested in adapting public- domain material for use in this collection, the people who performed those adaptations retain a copyright interest in the modified work.

For commercial or non-SCA use of these images, you must carefully review the terms of the source material or contact the creators of the elements you wish to use for permission, as some sources require attribution for use outside of the SCA, require relicensing of derivative works, or limit their work’s use in commercial contexts.