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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

And in response...

Firstly...there shouldn't be a captcha on this blog. There aren't on most I visit.

Secondly. Bubbles. I care, because I generate my own content. I would not like it if someone took my work, and posted it elsewhere without credit. There are a few points of view on this subject.

I don't say I own the work, I just post it, that's ok, right?. The answer? no. It's not ok. Technically speaking, this is still a violation of copyright, with or without credit, by law. Publishing a image on the internet, for free, is, still, technically publishing...I don't happen to have a problem with re-posting with credit. It's like free advertisement.

It's not for profit, so it's legal. Again...no.

And then you have the viewpoint of most people who actually create their own content. "Oh, hey. That's mine. And that person got twenty five comments on it...and not one of em even knows who the fuck I am. That's fucked up".


It IS my problem. It is your problem, if you ever create anything. Anyone I know who actually generates their own content, wither it's photographs, digital art work, comics, or freaking statues, dislikes it when their content is used without credit.  In that, there are those that dislike it when it's posted at all...and those that don't care about re-posted work. That's a separate issue, to my mind.

So many people seem to think "hey, it's on the internet, I can do whatever I want with it!". This is not the case...it's harmful to artists, and it's irksome to consumers down the line, because if they LIKE a image, they don't have a clue, six re-posts down the line, where to go for more.

14 comments:

  1. Like you said, it's just free advertising. No need for anger.

    I wouldn't mind some person reposting my pictures somewhere; I know that it was I who took them, and that is all I need.

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  2. yup, you have to give credit where it's due

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  3. I agree, but its better to keep a cool head and go about it in a smart way. Anger is dangerous.

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  4. nice read man very interesting one!

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  5. Copyright Infringement is a serious issue. >^.^<

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  6. Yeap it is bad and should be prevented... Hows about a bigger watermark?

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  7. Yeah, watermarks are a good way to deal with what you can't stop.

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  8. I try to give credit whenever possible but sometimes I don't know who the author is and could not even find the source.

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  9. That's so true! You must give credit to the person that you got the work from!

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  10. I totally agree. :D Even posting the url where you got the image is better than nothing!

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  11. just popped over to check out your blog from a comment you left, and stumbled on this post and totally agree with you.....mostly all my posts are my own photos and if not always give the source etc......loving your photos lisa {ps what is captcha} and do i have it????

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