Copyright Info

Last updated August 19, 2023

General Protection Fault is © Copyright 1998-2023, Jeffrey T. Darlington. All rights reserved. No portion of this web site, in whole or in part—including text, images, and software—may be reproduced or redistributed in any form without express written permission from Jeffrey T. Darlington, unless otherwise specified. The intentional or unintentional use of the GPF comic strip on the Internet without the direct and explicit written permission of the author can be viewed as a violation of United States and international copyright law. This includes display on any publicly-accessible Web site or distribution via electronic mail (e-mail). We have lawyers; please don't make us use 'em. For more information on copyrights and valid uses of the GPF comic, please read the copyright-related sections of our FAQ.

If you are interested in distributing GPF in printed form, such as through a newspaper, newsletter, or magazine, you can contact Jeff directly. Guidelines and prices for use are listed on our syndication info page.

We are currently not accepting applications for hosting and distributing GPF electronically. What this means is any site that displays any GPF comic strip without express written permission from myself shall be considered in violation of our copyrights and will be prosecuted within the fullest extend of the law. All requests to redistribute GPF comics online, be it through any website, e-mail distribution, or other electronic means will be summarily denied. For more information, please read our syndication info page.

If you would like to link to GPF online, please do! You can even use one of our pointless, tacky link icons! Always fun! But please do NOT use the images on our site as the source to your HTML <img> tags. To use these icons, please download them and then upload them to your own site. Image linking, or "bandwidth bandits," will not be tolerated. For more information on this topic, please see this question in our FAQ.

Downloadable software may only be copied governed by the constraints listed in their respective documentation. These can be found on the Downloads page. System software that is an integrated part of this site, such as our Geeky Games, may not be copied in any fashion without permission.

NFTs and Other Crypto Tokens Policy

Non-fungible tokens or NFTs are unique and non-interchangeable units of data stored on a digital ledger, such as a blockchain. NFTs and similar technologies have been used to establish ownership of virtual digital assets such as images, videos, and audio. Unfortunately, they have also become a common form of art theft, with some nefarious characters "minting" NFTs and similar tokens from an artist's work without permission or compensation.

As of this writing, Jeff has never, and has no intention of anytime in the foreseeable future, "minted" NFTs or similar tokens based on GPF. No content contained on this site may be used in any blockchain-related technology, including NFTs, cryptocurrency, or future inventions in this space. Any such tokens currently in existence were minted without Jeff's permission and without compensation, and should be considered in violation of our copyrights and therefore illegal. While we personally don't care what others do with their own content, please don't steal ours and claim it as your own.

Generative AI and Large Language Models

Generative artificial intelligence (generative AI) is artificial intelligence capable of generating text, images, or other media, using generative models. Generative AI models learn the patterns and structure of their input training data and then generate new data that has similar characteristics. They are typically trained using a large language model (LLM), often scraped from publicly-accessible information from across the Internet and without prior permission. While the legality of the derivative works generated by such AI is still in question, we certainly haven't granted anyone at these companies or organizations permission to scrape our content, and we likely never will.

No content contained on this site may be used to train any generative AI or large language model data set, including all images, text, video, audio, or any other form of media. Any generative AI or LLM that uses our data does so without our permission and should be considered in violation of our copyrights and therefore illegal. They must delete such data from their training model and refrain from indexing our site in the future.

External Site Policy

The GPF Web site has no control over the content of external sites linked to from our pages. While we do everything we can to ensure that only quality sites are linked to from us and that their links are up-to-date, we cannot be held responsible for any form of offensive or illegal content that may be found there. If at any time you find a link from the GPF web site that contains offensive material, or you find a link that is broken, please mail us and we will remedy the situation as soon as possible.

We hope you enjoy your stay here at GPF. Now, please buckle your seat belt, put on your safety goggles, and enjoy the ride!