Do Not Post Copyrighted Pictures.

Discussion in 'Jaycee Lee Dugard' started by Tricia, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    Please Do Not upload pictures of Magazine Covers. It is a copyright violation.

    Because the People Magazine cover was posted on this thread Time Inc. is now demading 15 hundred dollars.

    Please, I am begging, be very careful about copyrights.

    You can link to a website that has the pictures legally but that is it.

    Posting copyrighted pictures is just like putting a whole story in your post.
     
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  3. songline

    songline New Member

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    OUCH !!!!

    I totally respect that....
     
  4. momtective

    momtective Lifetime WS Non-Mod

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    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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  6. not_my_kids

    not_my_kids New Member

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    I'm suddenly glad that I can't get pictures to post. I'm sorry Tricia, and I hope it's a scam or that, if it's not, that People will accept some heartfelt apologies.
    (If they'll take it out in baked goods, I make a mean brownie.)
     
  7. songline

    songline New Member

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    JBean I totally agree that nothing more then a link should be posted; That is a smart Policy.
    On the bright side however I think that I read somewhere long ago that the Internet is a open free domain.
    Without restrictions, it encompasses International users and we can not govern that.
    WS will not have to pay that because It is not as if our opening page featured the people cover; big difference,
    and We are not making a penny on it, we do not charge for a membership.
    We do not misrepresent it as we do not change it, and give them credit that it is there article.
    They would NOT win in court, BUT the cost of court VS the cost of 1.5K WHO NEEDS IT!...
    It is nothing but a hassle. BUT WS IMO will not owe anything on this one.
     
  8. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    I don't think it's a scam. I think Time Inc. hires this company to try and find copyright violations on the Internet. Then the owner of the site that has the copyright picture gets a letter from them.

    Actually, they want 15 hundred for each time it was posted.

    What I think the deal is, I hope anyway, is they send out this very strong message and then the sites will for certain take down the material. I hope anyway.

    This is why I have Pre-Paid Legal my friends. It is a great thing to have. Actually, I'll be telling more about it later next week.

    Thank you everyone. I love you guys.
    Tricia
     
  9. turbosleuthing

    turbosleuthing New Member

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    I never would have known this was on newstands unless I had seen it here. I was going to run out and get a copy first thing in the morning to read the entire 10 page story. All because someone posted about it here.
     
  10. turbosleuthing

    turbosleuthing New Member

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    I never would have known this was on newstands unless I had seen it here. I was going to run out and get a copy first thing in the morning to read the entire 10 page story. All because someone posted about it here.
     
  11. Marine Mom

    Marine Mom New Member

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    There ya go. They should pay you for advertising. ;)
     
  12. smgtheophilus

    smgtheophilus New Member

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    Here's a few links re: fair use vs Copyright:

    http://dennislhall.blogspot.com/2009/02/obama-poster-from-picture-fair-use.html

    In this case it could be argued that the use of the cover was for non-profit, educational purposes. A counter argument could be made if, for example, you get ad revenue from banners.

    http://www.dailyblogtips.com/copyright-law-12-dos-and-donts/

    Here communicating the 'news' that People has an interview, using a copy of the cover is clearly fair use. And many of the Do's listed here are likely also applicable to the situation where someone posted a picture of the cover as it appeared on the People magazine site. However, modifications of the picture would be more difficult to defend.

    http://thomashawk.com/2009/08/flickr-censors-political-image-critical-of-president-obama.html

    Concerns about companies using 'Copyright infringement' as a ruse to silence 'free speech' and expression. Jury is still out here.

    If Time, Inc makes a big deal about showing the cover photo, point out to them that you have documented evidence that x clicks were made to their website from this site, and per the going rates for banner ads you will be billing them an appropriate amount.

    Point out to them that they regularly feature their cover in banner ads across the Internet - for example:

    http://direct2time.timeinc.com/online/prop/people/

    Also point out the negative publicity they started by making a big deal about this rather than simply sending a take-down notice, which would have been honored.
     
  13. momtective

    momtective Lifetime WS Non-Mod

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    I am the guilty party...I posted the picture to compare it to the composites. I was under the impression that it was fair use and as long as I linked to the source it was not a copyright violation. Please accept my apologies Tricia. If a T/O is in order then by all means send me to my corner. I am deeply sorry for causing trouble for you.
     
  14. Marine Mom

    Marine Mom New Member

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    I like the way you think! :)
     
  15. kbl8201

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    please wait till friday to go and buy it lol
    its not on sale till then ;0)
    this stinks about the copyright but oh well. i have the today article on faves........
     
  16. smgtheophilus

    smgtheophilus New Member

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    This is a test:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/JayceeLeeDugard

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20312090,00.html

    http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2009/news/091026/jaycee-dugard.jpg

    I'm pretty sure all of these are legitimate, that Time can't do or say anything about. Posting an image from their site, linking to the article they reference:

    {a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20312090,00.html"}{img src="http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2009/news/091026/jaycee-dugard.jpg"} {/img}{/a}

    would also be legitimate, but I don't want to push it.
     
  17. my2sisters

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    If not you it would have just been someone else here. :angel:
     
  18. Knox

    Knox Wear Pink & Eat Cake ~ Lauren Giddings

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    :blowkiss: Please don't TO Momtective Tricia ... We need her right now :)
     
  19. FORDANIEL

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    Just wanted to say that I saw the featured picture,at work today on MSN news,BEFORE I went lurking on Websleuths.{can only lurk at work}
     
  20. Marine Mom

    Marine Mom New Member

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    As soon as you cough up $1,500, all is forgiven.

    Just kidding.

    I'm positive the pre-paid lawyers can handle this. They're there for a reason. Right? My company's corporate laywer has form letters for this kind of thing. (Companies like this will bluster and hope you'll stroke them a check.) Try not to sweat it. That goes for the MODs, too.
     
  21. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    Linking is appropriate. Takes you to the source.
     

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