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Old March 12, 2018, 11:35 PM   #2
Join Date: February 12, 2001
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A: If all works are considered copyrighted without unrestricted free use statement how does this apply to inpost loaded images ex: [*img*][*/img*]
That is called "hotlinking" an image. It is prohibited unless it is your image or unless you have the rights to use it.
B: How would such statements be verifiable, Example lets say I post a picture I've taken, How can I prove it's actually my picture and I own the rights to it?
If you are hotlinking an image "legally" then it must be from your own website, from your account on an image hosting site, or perhaps an image you uploaded to TFL. If it's from a website that obviously doesn't belong to you and that isn't an image hosting website where you have an account and have uploaded the image, then you shouldn't do it.

In most cases, it's not going to be that hard to tell if the image is yours or if it's not. And if you manage to get away with it, all that means is that if there is legal action by the photo's owner, it's your problem, not TFL's since you were acting in violation of TFL's policy.
C: Since the only exception is works that are free and unrestricted use, Does this mean the posting of a image I own constitutes a declaration that the image is free to be copied and used.. essentially giving up my rights to control the images redistribution from that point forward?
No, it doesn't mean that.
What would quality as a summery?
'Summary' is a commonly used word with a simple and uncontroversial definition. There's no need to overthink this.

Summary: a comprehensive and usually brief abstract, recapitulation, or compendium of previously stated facts or statements.

Here's a simple rule of thumb. If you're trying to do the absolute minimum amount of text to go along with a link that you want to post, then you're not abiding by the spirit of the rule.

Presumably you think others will find the link interesting/relevant/entertaining and that is why you are posting it. The rule says that you should provide a summary--ideally explaining what the link contains, why others will find the link interesting/relevant/entertaining, and perhaps giving your thoughts on the topic.

If you don't have any thoughts on the topic, if you can't explain what's in the link, if you don't have any reasons why others might find it relevant/entertaining/interesting, then why post it? If you do, then post the link and provide that information.

There are no plans to add a word limit to the 'No driveby' rule; however, I can say with some confidence that if there ever is a word limit provided, it will be significantly more than three.
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