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  •  Photos should be credited. (0+ / 0-)
    •  Repeated Copyright Violations (1+ / 0-)
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      In each of Rich's diaries the photos are not credited because they are stolen from various sites.

      The author needs to learn about copyright and as he stole a Getty image he just might learn the hard way.

      I don't want to troll or simply criticize so here is the right way to deal with getting pics for your diary:

      1) Look for artists that use Creative Commons non-commercial attribution licenses.

      2) Use the work and supply a link back to the page you found it on.

      3) This is all that needs to be done. You do not need to contact the artist but it is polite to do so anyway.

      To locate the owner of an image you have "found" that is not credited...

      1) Bring up the Google image page.

      2) Drag and Drop the image on the search box.

      3) You will usually find the owner in the links listed.

      If an image is marked © date or © date, All Rights Reserved. You must contact the owner to gain rights to the image.

      Most of us in the landscape photography community would make a free grant for a use of this nature. After the image has been stolen the artist is generally less willing to make a deal. Getty does not deal and their fees are very high.

      I have been enjoying this series of diaries but the disrespect shown by the author for artists is not acceptable.

      I commented on the first diary as did a another fellow. The comments were not answered by the author.

      I am hoping this is simply a matter of education so I have included some instruction on how to do it correctly.

      Here are the results of a couple of images I dropped on Google Image Search:

      MiMi Ditchie - © Getty

      Steve Kossack - Copyright © 2010 Steve Kossack

      Laurence Madson

      Oh and btw - The valley of flowers is actually in India…

      My message is keep writing as these are good diaries. But... PLEASE get your act together with the images.

      You could have much better pics that are actually legal and help to promote rather then demote the arts.

      •  As a photographer, I realize photos are easy to (1+ / 0-)
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        obtain on the internet.  

        However, if an author used my photos for such an article as this, whose purpose is to inform and educate, I probably wouldn't mind all that much IF the author at least had the courtesy to credit my work.

        Yes, it takes a little extra time and a little extra space for photo credits, but it's the least one can do when using the work of others to illustrate one's own writing and diaries.

        •  Misuse of HR ? (1+ / 0-)
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          I note my comment was HR'ed by the author.

          Somehow that is a little offish as I am not trolling and clearly stated the problem, multiple copyright violations, and solutions...

          Not agreeing with what I say is fine but it is not cause for a donut.

          •  and you are right. . . (1+ / 0-)
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            let's get this matter out there and you only did and said what you thought was the right thing to do, cookseytalbott. I never argue with anyone who thinks they are doing the right thing. No fooling. It's just that I am not sure I am totally at fault here, though you do lead me to be more circumspect and less naive in the future when posting photos, my own or others, even friends. So, no worries. I stand up for people who stand up for their principles. It is something of my nature, as well. You do not deserve donuts, and even this is something in this site I do not comprehend. I mean, I really should do my homework on how this site works, even though I do have mentors from time to time who tell me this or that is the right way to go. I only post diaries. And I implore you not to think too harshly about me or others who might come to my defense, if that's the case. Just a huge learning lesson and curve. You're okay. I just have to figure out how to untangle this mess I've gotten myself into. I am thinking of no longer posting anything from now on. I have publishing commitments, beside, should I even bother going such a route. Talk about politics!

            Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

            by richholtzin on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 05:52:41 PM PST

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            •  Thank You :) (0+ / 0-)

              I will send you my direct address via message and I will do what I can to help you get some really great pics that are legit.

              Please don't stop writing these types of diaries, they really are great!  That is why you have gotten so many positive comments!

              You can find me via google by name, Ralph Cooksey-Talbott, I welcome you to enjoy some of my observations of the wilderness :)

        •  thanks for your comments, akmk... (0+ / 0-)

          from this lesson I have learned to be a bit more scrutinizing given such permissions, and making sure I am not liberating non-PD material, which I have thought to be using all along, including my own photos and those of friends and such. I beg your indulgence, in the matter.

          Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

          by richholtzin on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 05:54:20 PM PST

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          •  Just do credits in the future please and all will (0+ / 0-)

            be well.  Outstanding photography deserves to be credited.

            Surely you wouldn't want folks copying your writing without giving credit to you?  It's a lot of work and you do a good job of research and writing and that is worth something.

            Same with photography.

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