Friday, October 12, 2012

You Need To State Your Sources


Recently I have been contacted about a photograph for one of the locations we have within the database.  The contact originally was upset that we did not give proper copyright to the photograph and demanded that we remove it immediately.  
I supported the request fully since in fact, we did not take the photograph; therefore, we did not have the right to use it and promote it through our Pinterest page or Facebook.  Through some conversations with this individual, we came to an agreement of using a photograph that they have taken, providing I give proper credit for the photograph.  Again, I fully supported the request and made the appropriate modifications.
If you use information, photographs, video, whatever… and did not originally create it yourself, legally you need to provide or state the source of the information.  I vigorously designed on this premise.  If you notice every history, story, or evidence post, and the location itself, there is a place to provide the link to the website (or state what book) for which this information came from.   Where I have failed was to provide a place to record the source for the location image.  This is not being corrected.  I will be added another field to the database and I do apologize for this discrepancy.

By definition from (, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.

We ask that all member always state the sources of your information.

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