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Old 08-14-2008, 08:19 AM   #1
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How do I know which images I put into the forum are copyrighted?
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:20 AM   #2
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What do you mean?
if you mean pictures of upcoming webkinz and future announcements, taken from other sites, please don't post those, its against the rules (something like "don't post pics from other sites, they are obtained from hacking"). If you just mean take a picture of a virtual room, the WW newespaper... those get posted all the time, I don't see a problem with those at all.
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:27 AM   #3
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Your work is automagically copyrighted ...

It's copyrighted as soon as it's created. There is no way to know actually, except when a source is listed for the image. However, most things "found on the internet" are copyrighted and shouldn't be used. There are sites specializing in free, or freely licensed material. If you want to be sure a picture is not copyrighted, you should take it yourself, or get in contact with the creator ;-)
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:17 PM   #4
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I am trying to make a Drake & Josh album, but I don't know if I should because the pictures could be copyrighted by someone else. Anyone have advice?
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:58 AM   #5
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you could put the url of the photo onto the actual photo so everyone knows where it came from, you could ask the person who created the photo if you could use it.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:18 AM   #6
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Hi there,

I am a graphic artist and so I have to keep copywright laws. If you are pulling an image off a website, and the website is copywrighted, all content, including that picture, is off limits to use, even for personal use. At the bottom of the homepage of a website will cite its copywright.

Something is not "copywrighted" as soon as it is made, you have to actually fill out paperwork and go through some legal hoops to copywright or trademark your creative work.

One thing you may want to do is check out iphotostock.com. You can purchase high quality photos for only $1. Then you can use them for your personal work as much as you want, you just cannot resell any art you make from the work unless you purchase the image at a higher price.

Also, you can click on the Copywright at the bottom of the website and sometimes it will give you instructions if you want to use any content. For example, emailing them for permission, citing the site, etc. You want to be careful of pulling an image off a website and using it as is. For example, I have seen a lot of users pull the image of their pet off the Ganz catalog page and that is a legal no-no. They also do this on e-bay.

Sorry to take all the fun out of this! But the laws are in place for a lot of good reasons. My advice would be to see if you can purchase your pic cheap, or request permission from the webmaster to use it, or change the picture more than 15% from the original when you use it. The 15% rule keeps you safe.

Hope this helps!
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