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Boberama
May 31, 2011, 04:28 PM
How is posting a copyrighted image using the (img)(/img) tags not an infringement of copyright?

Is uploading a copyrighted image to the site an infringement of copyright?

Mike Irwin
May 31, 2011, 05:23 PM
From point 5 of TFL's copyrighted materials policy:

"5. Photographs and other images are also copyrighted. "Hotlinking" of images (so that it appears in your message) from other sites is also prohibited unless you own rights to the image. If you wish to share an image, provide a clickable link to it."

Boberama
May 31, 2011, 05:29 PM
Huh.

THR had a different policy, they said hotlinking was acceptable.
I have seen members hotlink pictures here, so I assumed there was no problem.

....And know you know.



Thanks.

Mike Irwin
May 31, 2011, 09:34 PM
By their very nature, photos are a lot harder to police.

Along with possible copyright issues, hotlinking can also be an issue because it robs other sites of band width.

THR's policy is THR's. TFL's is TFL's.


"....And know you know."

Uhm.... what exactly is that supposed to mean?

Boberama
June 1, 2011, 12:44 AM
I was originally asking because I wanted to know why hotlinking was permitted (I assumed it was the same as THR's policy).

"....And know you know."

Uhm.... what exactly is that supposed to mean?

"And know you know...the rest of the story."


The Rest of the Story was a Monday-through-Friday radio program originally hosted by Paul Harvey. The broadcasts always concluded with the tag line "And now you know… the rest of the story."

Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rest_of_the_Story