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Where can we post pictures from? I just post when I play games
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Where can we post pictures from? I just post when I play games
Yes I use them when playing games too. Also I run FLT with Karol and we have a thread of players pictures. Just let me know if I have to remove them


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My understanding is, after reading the announcement, that you can post any pictures you like, unless the owners of the website the pictures are from send Poe an email threatening to sue his ass if people post their pictures here*. Hope that clarifies things for everyone.



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As I tried to explain in the other thread here (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=81052), it's not the pics themselves necessarily, it's that they "jump out @ you" (and @ the snoopy fotog's who copyrighted them, etc.)
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Legally if the photographers do not say anything and they know it's going on, then the images become public domain which means the person who took the images loses all copyrights.

Also posting those images steals bandwidth. If they are displayed enough, the original website could crash or be forced to pay huge hosting bills of people who are displaying images without permission.
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Well, you can look at it the way willow put it except that if we get one more email about copyright violation we're going to disable the IMG tag for sure and this is a risk when you pull images from another website and post them here. Especially from sites of specific photographers. The major sites like yahoo and espn dont usually concern themselves with message boards. Anyway we may still disable the tag rather than wait for it to happen again.

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Legally if the photographers do not say anything and they know it's going on, then the images become public domain which means the person who took the images loses all copyrights.
That is completely false. You dont lose all the rights to your property just because you dont prosecute every person who steals it.
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Well, you can look at it the way willow put it except that if we get one more email about copyright violation we're going to disable the IMG tag for sure and this is a risk when you pull images from another website and post them here. Especially from sites of specific photographers. The major sites like yahoo and espn dont usually concern themselves with message boards. Anyway we may still disable the tag rather than wait for it to happen again.



That is completely false. You dont lose all the rights to your property just because you dont prosecute every person who steals it.
If it is completely false then why did Jeff from ************ who was going to sue this site tell me that?

Also who replaced "************" with "***********" above? How about replacing some of Glen's garbage with "*********".
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If it is completely false then why did Jeff from ************ who was going to sue this site tell me that?
I dont know why he told you that. You'll have to ask him.
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[edit: pls dont post your private emails here. Thanks] ..
Jeff told me in a "private email" that he was going to lose his rights to his images if he did not sue this website. That is why I posted that email and also because somebody was saying it was "completely false" which it is not.
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Jeff told me in a "private email" that he was going to lose his rights to his images if he did not sue this website. That is why I posted that email and also because somebody was saying it was "completely false" which it is not.
It is completely false that you will lose your copyright if you dont sue everyone who steals your images. Argue with me all you want, it wont change that fact.
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I'm just saying what Jeff told me. I don't care if it is "false" or not. They're not my images not my bandwidth that are being stolen...

Don't lock this thread. It's kind of funny, ok?
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It would rather defeat the object of copyright law if you lost your ownership of copyright simply because it had been infringed. However, as I've said before, I don't quite see how posting images using the [img] tags constitutes copyright infringement, because you're not actually copying anything. Some people here copy-paste entire articles from websites without getting into trouble - on other boards I visit you are absolutely NOT allowed to do that (you can only post a link), but posting pics is perfectly acceptable.

I'm also slightly why you've edited the name of a website, even though it's the same one named in the Announcement!

Sorry if I was rather flippant about the situation earlier.
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