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Posted 29 June 2016 - 10:35 AM

Great info.  Thank you so much.  



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Posted 03 July 2016 - 04:44 PM

I have a  question , I made a leather patch some time ago , and recently saw an image of the same patch I made on the cover of an issue of "Air Classics"   magazine, the image is of the patch and I'm not sure how they obtained it and I was not asked by anyone of the magazine for it to be used .......

 

Is this copyright infringement or if they took it off a site I posted it on is that copyright infringement ???????

 

The patch was of the 5th Emergency rescue Squadron , (see image ) and was on the cover and inside the issue of the magazine , April 2016 Vol52/No.4 page 64 . The Story is titled Sheperds of the North Sea,5th Emergency Rescue Squadron During WW II .

 

 

Thanks for any replies !!!!


Edited by Johnny Signor, 03 July 2016 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 04:43 AM

Johnny,

 

          Try some research into the Fair Use Act, it's a clause written into the Copyright law. I believe if the item was filed for copyright protection and issued a certificate, there still are certain requirements that have to be met before any legal recourse could be taken against violator.

 

 

           I personally do not post any images on the web that could be used by others for profit. Always remember to keep your high resolution images and only post lower quality watermarked images less than < 75 dpi so image thieves can't reuse them. The image watermark should read something like property of USMF as Bob has stated in previous post.

 

 

CDub



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Posted 07 July 2016 - 05:49 PM

Thanks CDub !!! :)



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:26 PM

A sucker born every minute



#31 Rod

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 04:08 PM

Have you asked yourself how the photographer would feel about you claiming a copyright on his work? 

 

This seems the very definition of irony! Having the original in your possession may give you no more right to publish it than the person you're trying to protect it from. While the photograph itself is your property the image isn't. 

 

Besides trying to copyright someone else's work, understand that a copyright expires. 

 

From copyright.gov:

"The term of copyright for a particular work depends on several factors, including whether it has been published, and, if so, the date of first publication."

 

"For works first published prior to 1978, the term will vary depending on several factors. To determine the length of copyright protection for a particular work, consult chapter 3 of the Copyright Act (title 17 of the United States Code). More information on the term of copyright can be found in Circular 15aDuration of Copyright, and Circular 1Copyright Basics."

 

https://www.copyrigh...q-duration.html

 

As an illustrator I've had the experience of hiring a copyright lawyer to defend my work. It was being abused by a client.  My rights were asserted by the terms included on my invoice which the client acknowledged by paying me. I won, well, at least they had no choice but to settle. That's what copyright laws are for.

 

We would all be very much poorer if just anyone could slap a copyright on just any old picture or story.  



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Posted 23 February 2020 - 03:23 PM

Putting images online does present a lot of issues, and having them reposted is a hazard that 100% of the time will happen. However, the other side of the story is that if you don't make the images available, especially ones that are cool . . . they will remain lost to the future and enough of that makes the interest die until noone is interested at all and the pictures will be lost for good. I've been through the same thing myself, and there is no total answer. 

 

I don't think copyrighting is the answer, though. If you want to publish them in a book . . . that is one thing. If you want to post them online --- take the good with the bad and let people use them! Just my 2 cents!



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Posted Today, 01:58 AM

I agree completely. As I understand it, and this has been hashed on several forums, only the original photographer has legal right to an image. Even transfer to a lineal family member is murky (read, not automatic maybe?) when they pass. All of that armchair legal nonsense aside, why does it matter?

People are so worried that somebody might reuse an image, and I don’t understand it. Ironically, I suspect these same folks enjoy the fruits of other people*s Internet images. If it is about preserving history, post your images as additions to the collective reference. If it is about you, then by all means, hide your images in a shoebox forever. :)

Putting images online does present a lot of issues, and having them reposted is a hazard that 100% of the time will happen. However, the other side of the story is that if you don't make the images available, especially ones that are cool . . . they will remain lost to the future and enough of that makes the interest die until noone is interested at all and the pictures will be lost for good. I've been through the same thing myself, and there is no total answer. 
 
I don't think copyrighting is the answer, though. If you want to publish them in a book . . . that is one thing. If you want to post them online --- take the good with the bad and let people use them! Just my 2 cents!




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