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Janet21
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on 02/13/2012

I see this time and time again.  Just because you link back to a site, does not give you permission to display their photo on your pages.  You still need to request permission

I think many people are under the assumption that as long as you link back, you can legally use the photo.  But, that is not the case.   I saw Wizzies today that appeared to be doing just that. 

katiem2
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on 02/13/2012

Could you be more specific?  What sites?


chefkeem
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on 02/13/2012

We try to catch that as good as we can, Janet. If you refer to some of the newest pages, we haven't caught up on correcting them all.

In the future, would you please flag any culprits?  Smile


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Janet21
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on 02/13/2012

@Katie; I see images from personal blogs, flickr and sites such as Family Fun, Martha Stewart, Cake Central, Disney, etc.  And some photos have no credit at all. 

@Chef; Even though I am 99% sure they do not have permission to display this photos, I am not 100% sure.  Therefore, I am hesitant to report them.

katiem2
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on 02/13/2012

 

Janet21: 13. Feb 2012, 12:27

@Katie; I see images from personal blogs, flickr and sites such as Family Fun, Martha Stewart, Cake Central, Disney, etc.  And some photos have no credit at all. 

@Chef; Even though I am 99% sure they do not have permission to display this photos, I am not 100% sure.  Therefore, I am hesitant to report them.

I've seen that myself and wondered, that is why I asked you to elaborate more.  I understand how you feel but if it's a violation we may assume the violators don't understand this and its far better to have it cleared up now before we grow to be a larger more difficult community to manage.  I appreciate you pointing this out.  

I'm sometimes amazed at the mindless yet innocent mistakes I make myself so please feel free to contact me as I'd much rather correct it while small than let it grow to something less manageable. Cool


JoHarrington
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on 02/13/2012

Maybe this will help those fretting on this: click me.  That takes you to Google's advanced image search. 

Near to the bottom of the page, there is the option for reuse. I click that, but also (because I was well trained by Suite101 on this one!) I tick the 'for commercial reuse' button underneath. That allows for the adverts floating around too.

It's still good to check the small-print, as some do ask for a credit too.


katiem2
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on 02/13/2012

 

JoHarrington: 13. Feb 2012, 12:36

Maybe this will help those fretting on this: click me.  That takes you to Google's advanced image search. 

Near to the bottom of the page, there is the option for reuse. I click that, but also (because I was well trained by Suite101 on this one!) I tick the 'for commercial reuse' button underneath. That allows for the adverts floating around too.

It's still good to check the small-print, as some do ask for a credit too.

Thanks Jo, very helpful Smile


chefkeem
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on 02/13/2012

Jo - thanks for your tip, but in this case we're not looking for resources - we're discussing possible infringements by some authors.

Janet - flagging means just sending an alert. The user doesn't know about it, only admin does.


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humagaia
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on 02/13/2012

Using Flickr pictures, as noted by post:

The way I use the Flickr module is to type in a search term, requesting 12 images. Pick the one I think matches what I was looking for. Copy the URL. Change the search type to 'Enter URL', delete the list that is left; then paste the URL into the appropriate box and add it. I may click the title 'off' if the title has not actual relevance for the image I had in mind for the article.

Is it still acceptable, as it is not copyrighted, to show it without the title.

I was under the impression that the software would place any appropriate text against the picture I use, thus negating any possible creative commons issue.


brandonakelly
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on 02/13/2012

I try to stick to using sites like flickr to get around this. By using the advanced search for commercial photo use, your allowed to use any photo there as long as you provide the persons name and link. 


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lakeerieartists
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on 02/13/2012

I use Flickr's creative commons pics for the most part, and link to the image source somewhere in the article, unless the pictures are mine. I do not usually link directly under the picture though, usually at the end of the article somewhere.

But I do also use pics of products that I am selling that are provided for that purpose.


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