posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 11:52 PM
reply to post by RedParrotHead
Hate to say it, but as a professional photographer --- just a friendly statement here --- that you need to know that ALL images are copyright, unless
it has a 'creative commons' license listed for them or if it explicitly states that it's free domain for use. It's the same kind of thing where idiots
find images on the pinterest and post them on their website and are suddenly shocked when they get sued for illegal use of the images. Now with this
sort of site (ATS), it's for research and forums and would be considered in my opinion as 'fair use' however it's still sketchy waters. You could look
at it the same as you would a bit torrent site, showing movies without permission. Same thing for us. It's our art being displayed in a manner that
hasn't been given permission to or approved.
We often deal with people using our photographs on their blogs without permission, and giving a link is not permission, nor does it make it okay (it
just makes it 'less bad'). Now personally I don't think this is a situation that matters and again I think this is 'fair use', but just be aware that
just because they don't list 'copyright' that they aren't.
Again, not trying to cause a flame war here or something, just wanting to point out something we deal with on a day in day out basis that is often
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