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Old 01-07-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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Am I allowed to post urban images found on the interment, if I properly give them credit providing a link to the source and/or name of the photographer?
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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I've learned that it's against the TOS. You need to have the photographers expressed permission to use the photograph. Giving credit, link or following traditional "fair use" exemption for copyright is not sufficient. You need to follow the rules from the owner of this site, which again is having their specific permission for the photo's use.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:37 PM
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Am I allowed to post urban images found on the interment, if I properly give them credit providing a link to the source and/or name of the photographer?
Without the owners' permission, you are probably violating their copyright.
Attribution credit is not the same as permission.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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Remember though, it is acceptable to post the LINK to the image.


And, although slightly OT, it's a good time to put out the reminder that "hotilinking" random images found on the internet is not recommended as not only do you lose control of the image but our forum also loses control. The image can be changed by the site hosting that image at any time or that site can go out of business, etc. The image can also be hijacked by a third party and made to be pornographic or otherwise inappropriate for this forum. Neither you nor our forum has control of that hotlinked image.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:02 PM
 
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Roger that.

Thanks, I guess I'' just be posting links from now on.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Remember though, it is acceptable to post the LINK to the image.


And, although slightly OT, it's a good time to put out the reminder that "hotilinking" random images found on the internet is not recommended as not only do you lose control of the image but our forum also loses control. The image can be changed by the site hosting that image at any time or that site can go out of business, etc. The image can also be hijacked by a third party and made to be pornographic or otherwise inappropriate for this forum. Neither you nor our forum has control of that hotlinked image.

Please tell us the difference between linking and hotlinking.....
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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Please tell us the difference between linking and hotlinking.....
Hotlinking is essentially posting a "direct image" by taking the URL (or the link) to that image and actually directly showing that image using the bandwidth of the site that it is being stored on.

http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot-linking

So let's say that you see a photo on the New York Times website you'd like to use in your post, for instance.

You acertain that its location on the New York Times website is a particular URL. You then use that URL to wrap the IMG tags around (or use the icon with) to make that photo appear in your post here at C-DF.

Not only is that a copyright violation but you are hotlinking that image from another website using their bandwidth to show it on our forum.

What moderators always tells us here at City-Data forums is "if it's a photo you took yourself, feel free to display the image or photo in its entirety in your post. If its not a photo you took yourself or own the rights to, post only the LINK to that photo or image."

So really, in theory, you shouldn't be hotlinking at all other than from your own hosting site such as photobucket, flikr, etc. where you have your own photos stored that you took yourself.

Linking is just showing the URL (or link) to the image.





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Old 01-07-2011, 09:57 PM
 
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Definition: Hotlinking (hot linking)
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