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Copyright Issues

Postby Don Capps on Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:25 am

I would strongly suggest that the moderators give very careful consideration to the consequences regarding the numerous copyright violations regarding the photographs in several of the threads here.

I would also recommend that when an article is placed here that it be given proper attribution with the author, publication, and date of publication being provided.
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Re: Copyright Issues

Postby Crossa on Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:28 am

Don Capps wrote:I would strongly suggest that the moderators give very careful consideration to the consequences regarding the numerous copyright violations regarding the photographs in several of the threads here.

I would also recommend that when an article is placed here that it be given proper attribution with the author, publication, and date of publication being provided.


DC,

Thanks for the heads up; I have moved your post to the about the forum section as this concerns the board in general.

I'd say in general the users here respect the issues you mentioned, re putting sources with texts, or just posting a link to a potentially interesting website instead of copying the text. As regards Youtube video's, pictures of any kind that in all cases most if not all cases are hosted on other websites, it is beyond our capabilities to check the extent to which copyrights have been violated in all these cases. We understand the issues related to that, but at the same rate, each user is responsible for what they post. I refer to the user terms:

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This of course does not mean we sit back and be done with the issue. If and when concrete cases of violation of copyright or other laws are either spotted by us, or pointed out to us in some way, we'll take appropriate action and remove the content from the boards.

Also, I should like to point out that photographs from the Cahier archives, such as the pictures that constitute the "banner", are cleared for us to use.
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Re: Copyright Issues

Postby Lawrence on Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:08 pm

In principal Don is correct....from a practical concern, there is no money being made from this, so sueing over it (which is the primary recourse), is probably never going to occur.

I think "Guy with a Beer" summerized it correctly in that these boards are like having a conversation in the pub. Now there have actually been a few people who have sued cover bands playing in bars....but in general they are ignored also. There is a practical limit to these things.
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Re: Copyright Issues

Postby D-Type on Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:16 pm

Nevertheless, if a copyright owner did choose to get litigious it could cost the forum hosts a lot of money.
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Re: Copyright Issues

Postby Lawrence on Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:32 pm

D-Type wrote:Nevertheless, if a copyright owner did choose to get litigious it could cost the forum hosts a lot of money.


Well, my understanding (and I am not a lawyer) is that you can only collect if there is any money being made and there is none in this case. Someone could certianly get some form of court order to require you to remove it, but to collect money, there has to be some real damage or money to collect.
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Re: Copyright Issues

Postby strad on Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:43 pm

Larry, If you or anyone else is quaking in their boots waiting for a knock on the door, feel free to delete all the short stories I've put up and If we have to put up with trolls like Don just drop any notion of a literature thread.
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Re: Copyright Issues

Postby Lawrence on Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:22 pm

strad wrote:Larry, If you or anyone else is quaking in their boots waiting for a knock on the door, feel free to delete all the short stories I've put up and If we have to put up with trolls like Don just drop any notion of a literature thread.


I am not in the least bit bothered about it. Still, it is a good habit to provide atrribution.
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