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  •  Ugh ... (1+ / 0-)
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    possum

    No offense, but I sense a disturbing lack of understanding of copyright law in this diary entry.  Try some of these things out and you're still liable to be sued ...

    No, the real answer isn't try to get around copyright by "transforming" images or "collaging" them or what have you (things that won't work anyway).  The real answer is to use FREE images, a huge collection of which can be found at Wikimedia Commons.  Just be sure to include attribution and the name of the license, but the good thing about the GFDL and Creative Commons license is that this use is totally legal, and you don't need to skirt danger with fair use to do it.

    •  Oh, so kos is wrong? (5+ / 0-)
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      Turkana, pico, nonnie9999, gabriella, mikk0

      Kos says screen caps ok, but he must be wrong because that position is just some means to "get around copyright?"

      No offense, but your words state a clear lack of understanding of this diary and the law. This diary is not about getting around copyright law, but understanding and implementing copyright law.
       
      Transformative uses, by the way, are not a means of evading copyright law, but merely one of the primary purposes of fair use, which is used to eliminate the inherent tensions between holder’s rights and the purpose of copyright law to promote arts and sciences. Moreover, this diary is advocating a cumulative approach of both fair use and public domain.

    •  Can you be more specific? (5+ / 0-)

      If you have some information - especially in reference to court cases - that we failed to cover, it would be greatly appreciated.  So far we've based this diary information on every legal precedent we could get our hands on.

      No, the real answer isn't try to get around copyright by "transforming" images or "collaging" them or what have you (things that won't work anyway).

      The court decisions cited above disagree, since they found in favor of the transformations/collages.  Again, if you have specific information, it would be a lot more helpful than an empty dismissal.  

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 08:21:58 PM PST

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