All Major Arcana Pages. Due to the ongoing confusion over copyright expiration of Rider-Waite – US Games Inc, I have decided to change over to the Colman-Smith Deck for the time being. I have been using a version of Rider-Waite I believe to be the ones Paul Caskey was authorised to use and share, but at this stage it is impossible to find confirmation of this except for conflicting opinions.
The Colman-Smith Tarot
Smith Tarot Cards were created from hand drawn pencil images of Rider-Waite Cards by Samvado Gunnar Kossatz. These images were then scanned into computer readable format. This deck was released for free use under LGPL (library general public license) which puts them in the public domain. I also received email confirmation from Mr. Kossatz which permits me to use his images on my web which I am extremely grateful for. I will be colouring my own version of these cards once I can set time aside.
The Colman Smith Tarot cards & texts
©1998 Samvado Gunnar Kossatz
Above material freely available under the LGPL
Click on LGPL link for detailed information
License to use Tarot Images
I have used copies of the Classic Rider-Waite Tarot card images made available on the internet back in the 90’s. They were updated in 2001 by Paul Caskey. In 1993 US Games Inc. gave permission to Paul Caskey to distribute the Rider-Waite Tarot Cards across the Internet.
“These images may be used freely except that you are not allowed to charge money for them, neither are you allowed to remove the copyright notice which appears in the lower-right corner of each image.”
Here is an extract from his website:
Many thanks to U.S.Game’s, Inc. for providing the permission to scan and distribute these scans freely. Use them as you wish, but you are not allowed to charge money for them. YOU MAY ALSO NOT REMOVE THE COPYRIGHT NOTICE THAT APPEARS IN THE LOWER-RIGHT CORNER OF EACH IMAGE.
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