Copyright information regarding photos and text on Weidungs Welt! and Fanmade,
plus some genral fan ethics. Damn my legal concience! ;)
- REGARDING AUTHORISATION AND MORE
1a§ This site is unautorized and has not been approved by Thomas
Anders/Bernd Weidung, Claudia Weidung, Guido Karp, Thomas' or Claudia's relatives,
Christian Geller, Matthias Brückner, KA.G.B. Music GmbH, BMG, Thomas Anders
Music, Sony Music Publishing, or ATV Germany.
1b§ This site is created by a dedicated fan, Sofia Carlsson,
and is operated with her in charge. Neither Thomas Anders nor anyone closely associated
with him have anything to do with it.
1c§ Since this site is not run by Thomas Anders, emails to
him sent to any @thomasanders.net email addresses goes to the webmaster (Sofia).
She is not responsible for forwarding any messages to Thomas Anders or
Dieter Bohlen, no matter what their contents are.
.§2 - REGARDING THE USE OF TRADEMARKS
2a§ The names "Weidungs Welt" and "Fanmade"
are copyrighted and may not be used without authorization (except in links).
Unauthorized use is a copyright violation and a crime.
2b§ The name "Fanmade" is considered a trademark
of Weidungs Welt! and is not to be associated with any other sites except
2c§ The use of trademarks, such as (but not limited to) Modern Talking,
Blue System, KA.G.B. Music GmbH, BMG, FansUNITED, FAN-Association, Sony Music
Publishing, CBS, Thomas Anders Music, Warner Chappell, Blue Obsession Music, EastWest,
Polydor, or ATV Germany are only mentioned for information purposes.
- REGARDING THE PHOTOS
3a§ The pictures in the Photo Gallery are used with permission.
If you save the photos and use them on your site without asking the photographer
first, you are violating the copyright laws. You can of course save them for private
viewing on your computer.
3b§ Some of the other photos on the site are by unknown photographers,
and because of that we have not been able to ask them for permission. If they
happen to be yours and you feel unjustly treated - email the Weltmaster Sofia
and she will remove the photos in question.
- REGARDING THREATS & INSULTS
4a§ In case of any plausible and/or believable threats pointed at Thomas
Anders/Bernd Weidung, Claudia Weidung, Dieter Bohlen or anyone closely associated
with them, come in through our sources (emails, guestbook entries, etc.), they
will be immediately reported to the police and the people in question will be
4b§ In case of insulting messages pointed at anyone, they will be
ignored. Messages with pornographic material left in the guestbook will be deleted
on detection. The writers of such messages should grow up, and if they hate the
music of Modern Talking, Thomas Anders or Dieter Bohlen so much, they should stop
listening to it, and also stop visiting websites containing such material.
- REGARDING THE FANMADE ARCHIVE
5a§ All the files in the Fanmade section are protected under
the copyright laws. Rights to the pictures and text sent in belong to those who
made it. They are used with permission on the site.
5b§ All stories are fictional (made up, not real), and do not claim
to be real or authentic in any way.
5c§ All stories, except "Serious Stories" (fictional,
but with a serious tone), are to be considered as jokes.
----5c1§ None of the authors of these stories mean anything personal
or insulting with them.
----5c2§ The characters of these stories are like cartoon characters.
Personalities and ways of talking have been severely exaggerated to bring out
the comedy values, not to insult.
----5c3§ We appologuise to those who feel unjustly treated by these
stories, but beg them to consider the fact that we're only making these jokes
because we love them and what they do. Without you, we wouldn't have anything
to write about, listen to, or love like this! (this appologuise is directed esp.
at Eric Singleton, Dieter Bohlen and Guido Karp - remember, we mean no harm!)
5d§ Print or save the photos and text as much you like, but publishing
them on websites without asking permission is illegal, especially if the writer
or drawing artist are not given proper credit.
5e§ If you like a story so much that you want to send it in to a magazine,
that's great, but please ask the writer for permission first, even though he or
she probably think it's a great idea as well. And he or she probably wants a copy
of the magazine afterwards (I know I would!). Same thing goes with filmings or
.§6 - REGARDING AUDIO & VIDEO
6a§ Using audio clips (up to 45 seconds) on websites without permission
is legal, which is why we use them.
6b§ Using full sound files on websites, such as full songs, without
permission is illegal.
6c§ File sizes, file endings, or file types makes no difference.
----6c1§ If a full song is presented in a .wav, .mid, .aif, .rm, .ram,
or .wma file (for instance), it's just as illegal as if it had been in
an .mp3 file.
----6c2§ Using a short clip in .mp3 is just as legal as using
a short .wav clip.
6d§ None of the video material is made by Weidungs Welt! personally.
We only link to other places, such as Eurodancehits (music video clips) and SAT.1
6e§ We do use full interviews in both text and audio (music cut out),
and this is just to entertain the fans who are not able to see or hear these things
themselves, because they might not have any German TV-channels, or because the
interviews are not new.
6f§ Copyrights belong to the rightful owners.
- REGARDING THE THOMAS ANDERS MAILING LIST
7a§ TAML is a non-profit web-based organisation that is only here
to make fans of Thomas Anders all around the world to get in touch with eachother.
7b§ The membership is absolutely free.
7c§ You can be a member for as long as you like.
7d§ Subscription, unsubscription, posting and contact information:
----7d1§ Subscribing: Email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or use the form here, or
go to the TAML page and click "Join this group!" (requires a Yahoo!
----7d2§ Unsubscribing: Email email@example.com,
or go to the TAML page and click "Leave group" (requires a Yahoo! membership
----7d3§ Posting: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to the
TAML page and click "Post" (requires a Yahoo! membership ID).
----7d4§ Contacting the owner: Email email@example.com.
----7d5§ Contacting the moderators: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- REGARDING WEIDUNGS WELT
8a§ Weidungs Welt!'s main purpose is to inform, and entertain
the fans of Modern Talking and Thomas Anders' solo works.
8b§ Weidungs Welt! is a non-profit website. None involved in
making and updating this site makes any money out of doing so. The only thing
anyone gets out of working on this site is occasional exhaustion and an empty
wallet (well, OK, that only goes for the Weltmaster).
8c§ About sponsorship.
----8c1§ We're not against sponsoring as such. (In fact, I'd be happy
if anyone paid me for the work I do on this page, but no one ever does.)
----8c2§ We display EuroLines links and logos on the site because
they were very kind and did the closest thing to sponsoring us that anyone ever
has. Thanks to them, Weidungs Welt! was represented at the Fanclubparty
on 29 Dec. 2001.
.§9 - REGARDING LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES
9a§ When it comes to links, we check all the website link suggestions
that people send in. If we see the suggested site contains full songs for download,
we take the right not to link to that page.
9b§ Same thing goes for sites that are of little or no interest to
fans of Thomas Anders or Modern Talking (for instance: why link to a site about
dogs just because both Thomas and Dieter have dogs?).
9c§ We can't promise to that the sites we link to are free of illegal
material, because sites approved for linking are not checked very often.
9d§ The crew at Weidungs Welt! is not responsible for the contents
of the sites we link to.
9e§ Any injuries aquired viewing Weidungs Welt! or Fanmade
are not our problem. If you eg. have a weak heart, you should know better than
to read any of the "Nonsense Stories" in Fanmade, for instance. Some
of them are extremely funny. (Sure, this is a silly statement, but anyway.)
.§10 - REGARDING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES
10a§ Occasionally you might encounter errors of some sort when surfing
----10a1§ If your computer stops working when viewing this page, it's
neither our problem nor responsibility.
this page, check your browser settings before complaining.
----10a3§ If the site is down, it's due to some technical upgrade
of the server or domain name provider. Check back later.
----10a4§ Dead links, missing pages, etc. - please inform us about
it, so that we can correct it.
10b§ This site is compatible with most browsers, but looks best in
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and up.
10c§ In order to view this page to the fullest:
----10c1§ You should have a computer with a screen resolution of at
least 800x600, even though 1024x768 is recommended and preferred.
----10c2§ Your computer screen should have at least 16k (16 million)
cases also Java.
10d§ Not all browsers can handle CSS/Stylesheets, which will cause
this website to look like a real mess. Update your browser.
- REGARDING FAN ETHICS
11a§ Neither Weidungs Welt! nor TAML approves of stalking.
----11a1§ Just because someone is a celebrity doesn't mean they want
to talk to their fans all the time.
----11a2§ If people are in Koblenz and want to see where the building
where Thomas Anders lives is, sure, go ahead. We've done that too.
----11a3§ We only agree on this "sightseeing" as long as
the fans keep their distance and not enter the building in question, or knock
on the door.
----11a4§ Why we have a picture of Zeisigstrasse 14? Because Thomas
Anders does not live there anymore. This is why we don't display a photo of where
he lives now, or where he grew up.
----11a5§ We do know the street and street number where Thomas Anders
currently lives, and where he grew up. However, we're not going to pass on this
information because of the concern for security and privacy of those who live
----11a6§ If you're desperate to find these places anyway, check with
the population of Koblenz, that's all I say. Several of them would be happy to
help you, which I know from personal experience.
Weltmaster of Weidungs Welt & Fanmade
Moderator & Creator of the Thomas Anders Mailing List
Die Bilder in der PHOTO GALLERY sind alle mit Erlaubnis
veröffentlicht. Falls du die Bilder ohne um Erlaubnis zu fragen auf anderen
Seiten verwendest, verletzt du das Copyright!
Auch alle Dateien
der FANMADE unterliegen dem Copyright!
für Thomas Anders-Fans gemacht. Diese Seite dient dem gegenseitigen Kontakt
zwischen Fans aus der ganzen Welt. Der Verfasser möchte keine persönliche
finanzielle Profite aus der Seite ziehen! Die wichtigste Absicht von Weidungs
Welt! ist es, die Fans von Modern Talking und von Thomas Anders' Solo-Werken
zu informieren und zu unterhalten.
Dies ist keine offizielle
Thomas Anders-Homepage! Sie wird nicht von Thomas Anders betreut!
Leute nach Koblenz gehen wollen, um das Haus zu sehen, in dem Thomas Anders lebt,
haben wir nichts dagegen. So lange die Fans Distanz bewahren und nicht einfach
so das Haus betreten. Nur weil jemand eine prominente Persönlichkeit ist,
heisst das nicht, dass diese Person ständig mit seinen Fans reden möchte.
Moderator & Autor der Thomas Anders Mailing List
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