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Old 03-25-2009, 11:28 AM   #1
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Question Any policy or guidelines for posting images found on the web?

Does MobileRead have any policies or guidelines on which images can be posted.

Often, using a link doesn't have the same impact I want, so I post an image and or video found online at a myriad of origins.

I use my common sense and don't post anything that:
  • Appears obscene
  • Has a copyright tag on it
  • Has a watermark across it

I have, in the past, posted:
  • Signed images, which gives the creator credit
  • Images found on websites that expressly give permission to copy
  • Images found on websites that don't express any copyright at all

I've done a search on MobileRead and can't find this topic discussed, but it probably was at one time and I can't find it.

Please advise me as I'm concerned with copyright infringement, as we all should be on MR, not just on eBooks but on images too.

Thanks. WDE.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:31 PM   #2
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It's best to assume that any image is copyrighted unless you have some specific reason to believe that it is in the public domain.
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Or you can assume that quoting any image is fair use and OK if you do not have any reason thinking differently.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:37 PM   #4
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It's "fair use" if you're using it for some purpose such as scholarly criticism or comment. It's not fair use to reproduce a copyrighted image merely because you like it .
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It's "fair use" if you're using it for some purpose such as scholarly criticism or comment. It's not fair use to reproduce a copyrighted image merely because you like it .
I really think Wikipedia has gone over the top on this. They won't even let an image from a brochure be used unless you can get written permission from the owner. No images unless you can prove it is not copyrighted or have written publishable permission. This is a little far off the mark in my opinion. Wikipedia is for the purpose of scholarly comment.

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It's "fair use" if you're using it for some purpose such as scholarly criticism or comment. It's not fair use to reproduce a copyrighted image merely because you like it .
Using it in a thread here is always a comment since all threads are ongoing discussions.
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