View single post by Traingeekboy
 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2019 05:49 pm
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Joined: Sun Aug 28th, 2011
Posts: 516
Copyright on the web is tricky.
If the image had a copyright tag on it, one can always ask to use the image as a linked file with a citation.
Thus, posting a image link is also quite different from hosting the image.

If these are hosted by a server that is not FreeRails,
anyone complaining about Copyright infringement would likely do a click to open file in new window to reveal the hosting source,
or where the file resides, since shutting down the host would break all the links.

Copying off a screen grab is problematic because it removes the metadata that is embedded in the image.
Once you do that, you're really into the realm of theft, even if you do not think so. 

My suggestion was to always Post a link to the host site as a citation. I try to do that most of the time.

Internet take downs require some procedure.
I had someone stealing sources from my historical research site and then using them in YouTube videos.
I tag all my images with my website address.
I expect people to either use the images in their entirety, or make a citation within the text of the place they use it.

In the case of what happened to me, the person using the images without license was contacted.
They denied wrong doing with words like: It's the internet, everyone else does it, I can too.
We managed to talk reason into said person,
but he was within about a half an hour of having his entire YouTube channel shut down.

Maybe it was my Post that broke the rules.
I was using newer sources and not paying close attention. :doh:

Did I ever mention that I like trains?
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