Jump to content


Photo

Content license


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Euler

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 578 posts
  • Joined: 26-February 18

Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:45 AM

Is there a content license for IllinoisCarry.com?

I don't recall seeing one when I signed up. Even if I did, I don't see a license statement anywhere else. It's a thought that occurred to me because of:

Yes you can.

[... reuse a photo of Otis McDonald]

There's "Copyright © 2016 IllinoisCarry.com | All Rights Reserved." on the front page, but it's not clear that it applies to forum content (nor would I necessarily want it to apply to forum content).

#2 Molly B.

    IllinoisCarry spokesperson

  • Moderator
  • 15,219 posts
  • Joined: 18-April 05

Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:16 PM

I believe that is for the front page for our logo and banner?


"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." --Samuel Adams

#3 Lou

    Resident Old Guy

  • Members
  • 12,963 posts
  • Joined: 18-May 04

Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:06 PM

Is there a content license for IllinoisCarry.com?

I don't recall seeing one when I signed up. Even if I did, I don't see a license statement anywhere else. It's a thought that occurred to me because of:

Yes you can.

[... reuse a photo of Otis McDonald]

There's "Copyright © 2016 IllinoisCarry.com | All Rights Reserved." on the front page, but it's not clear that it applies to forum content (nor would I necessarily want it to apply to forum content).

 

FYI - I took that photo and was giving him permission to use it.


People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. -  George Orwell

A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again. 


#4 Euler

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 578 posts
  • Joined: 26-February 18

Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:08 PM

Since the copyright notice is not on any forum pages, I wouldn't expect it to apply to any forum content.

For example, Facebook owns a copy of any content posted or uploaded. By posting or uploading, you agree to grant Facebook a license to use their copy of your content any way they like, including transferring a copy and its license to a third party. You further agree that Facebook does not owe you compensation for that content or its license or royalties for the use of the content.

The interesting thing about the Facebook license is that they give you an option to terminate the license. If you delete content from your account, you revoke the (implicit) license you previously granted Facebook. Many sites specify that posting or uploading content grants the license in perpetuity, even if you later delete the content.

A lot of people overreact to Facebook's terms, saying that Facebook "steals" the rights to content you created. As the original creator, you still have a copyright to content you create. Facebook does not become the owner. Facebook just gets to use your content royalty-free, until you delete it.

Obviously IllinoisCarry.com doesn't pay anyone for anything they post. As for the rest, I don't want to make it complicated, but I wonder if some default license would apply to forum content at IllinoisCarry.com.

#5 Euler

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 578 posts
  • Joined: 26-February 18

Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:13 PM

FYI - I took that photo and was giving him permission to use it.


... which you could do as the copyright holder, no matter what license terms applied because it was posted here, because you could do that even if it weren't posted here.

The question, though, is if that was necessary. Does posting the photo here implicitly grant any reader the license to re-use it?

#6 once0217

  • Members
  • 21 posts
  • Joined: 25-June 17

Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:37 PM

It should qualify under fair use.

#7 Euler

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 578 posts
  • Joined: 26-February 18

Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:47 PM

It should qualify under fair use.


For a photograph, unless it's thumb-nailed, reuse without license or author permission is piracy. Fair use has several other conditions that would have to be met, as well, like public interest (e.g., education or debate, like the Zapruder film) or transformative extent of the reuse (e.g., parody).

"Here's a cool picture I like, unaltered and at full resolution" isn't fair use.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users