Copyright Policy

Article Content

Article content on comes from two primary sources: excerpted from our books or written for us. Excerpted material from a Moon book is attributed to its source and author, and is used with explicit permission. All authors of Moon Handbooks, Moon Outdoors, Moon Living Abroad, and Moon Spotlight books retain full copyright claim and rights to their respective works. Avalon Travel (and our parent company, The Perseus Books Group) retains full copyright claim and rights to content derived from our Moon Metro series of books.


All maps presented in any of our travel book series utilized on this website are the sole copyrighted property of Avalon Travel and the parent. We have made these maps available to download for personal use. You are welcome to download and print these maps for non-commericial, non-infringing use, or, if you are an educator or student, for use in the classroom. Please take steps to ensure that copyright information remains on any classroom handouts.


Non-brand image content on comes from four primary sources: in-house graphics, Moon authors, stock photos, and Creative Commons licensed photos. Whenever possible, stock photos are attributed to the photographer. If no specific attribution requirements are made, Creative Commons licensed images are attributed to the photographer with the phrase “Photo by (name or pseudonym) licensed Creative Commons (CC License type).”

If we have utilized your Creative Commons licensed photo and not attributed you properly, or you object to our use of your photo, please let us know.

Usage Rights

You do not have to ask permission to post summaries, excerpts, or quotes from our content provided it falls reasonably within Fair Use guidelines. Examples of what constitutes Fair Use and more information on copyright, please visit Stanford University’s Copyright and Fair Use.

If you would like to utilize our excerpted or map content for something that falls outside of Fair Use, Perseus Books Group offers licensing options through the Copyright Clearance Center. For non-Fair Use licensing of original article content, please contact us.

Copyright Infringement Notification

We respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or violates copyright law, send us an email or letter that includes substantially the following:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The notice should be sent to us via email ( or via post attn: Copyright Agent, Avalon Travel, 1700 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.

We may display a copy of your DMCA notice in place of the removed content.

Note: Under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages. One company that sent an infringement notification seeking removal of online materials that were protected by the fair use doctrine was ordered to pay such costs and attorneys fees under this provision. See In addition, “in order for a copyright owner to proceed under the DMCA with “a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law,” the owner must evaluate whether the material makes fair use of the copyright.” Lenz v. Universal, 572 F. Supp. 2d 1150, 1155 (2008)

Avalon Travel reserves the right to review the allegedly infringing material and independently determine whether it is infringing.

Please also note that the information provided in this legal notice will be forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content.

Portions of the “Usage Rights” section” and the entirety of the “Copyright Infringement Notification” section of this document have been adapted from the Electronic Frontier Foundation‘s Copyright Policy, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.