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  •  I have so much more - (3+ / 0-)
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    BlackSheep1, citisven, miss SPED
    - a whole photo essay - but can't post them in a Diary because it is prohibited to hotlink photos you don't own. (Got a lot of the images from the web.)

    The bird morphing is fantastic.

    The news: whether you like it or not. -- James Poniewozik

    by RhodaA on Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 11:58:45 AM PDT

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    •  hmmm (2+ / 0-)
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      I thought you just had to properly credit and/or get permission to re-post...

      Live life. Not too fast. Mostly walk. (or bike)

      by citisven on Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 12:02:44 PM PDT

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      •  Maybe you're right - I don't know for sure (3+ / 0-)
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        RunawayRose, citisven, miss SPED

        I sent a message to DK about this but haven't heard back. Here is what the FAQ says:

        Hotlinking images without permission is prohibited. Hotlinking means using the [img src] tag to display an image on a diary which is hosted on someone else's server. Hotlinking, especially on a site as popular as this one, can cost people real money in bandwidth costs. It's essentially stealing. If we get complaints from sites about images being hotlisted, we will consider that as possible grounds for banning.

        The news: whether you like it or not. -- James Poniewozik

        by RhodaA on Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 12:06:08 PM PDT

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        •  I think what you can do (3+ / 0-)
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          is to save the image onto your desktop and then upload it to your own flickr or photobucket account. As long as you ask the original source of the image for permission to do that you should be fine. That's what I did with the image of the drawing.

          Live life. Not too fast. Mostly walk. (or bike)

          by citisven on Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 12:08:59 PM PDT

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        •  you can link to an image (4+ / 0-)
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          with your photosharing account (the FAQ's tell you which ones are okay), and you can then use that to post images here. The problems are (a) hotlinking to any but an allowed photosharing site, because of the high traffic here (costs the host money or otherwise hangs up their site if they are small) and (b) legal issues. "Fair Use" is relevant; people are always posting individual images, they don't always say where they are from, and it's important to note whether the owner of the image considers it proprietary - but when you see a news article written about here, people will often post a photo from the article - properly cited and attached to the article. That's fine.

          People also often post animated GIFS without citing them; again, how the owner feels about this is relevant, and if you reference where it's from, that puts you in better shape under whatever circumstances.

          "Most Arabic uses of the word (jihad) do have a peaceful meaning." - jethrock

          by Miep on Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 02:25:09 PM PDT

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