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Site help Creative Commons

Discussion in 'Site Help' started by Bombardier, Jul 18, 2017.


  1. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    I have had some communications from photographers asking how they can protect their work when uploaded to our media section or posted in a thread.

    The answer is simple
    When you post a media item and you want to tell people how it can or cannot be used you would simply quote the relevant 'Creative Commons Licence'

    Here is a list of creative commons licences that we support and you can use, they can be found in our help pages

    https://www.militaryimages.net/help/Creative-Commons-Licences/

    other unrelated help info can be found here
    https://www.militaryimages.net/help/

    So if I wanted to tell people that they could use my work under certain rules (normally a simple quote and link is required) then I would just copy and paste the following from the list in the Creative Commons help section.

    The list of creative commons licences opens in a new window so you could keep it open at the bottom of your screen for ease of use. The link takes the user to the licence containing all the required rules of use.

    Public Domain Work To learn more, visit: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

    Of course none of this stops the work being used by anybody if it is posted on the Interweb but it just makes it clear to your intended audience what your wishes are and gives you some protection should you find your work being used elsewhere.

    Lets not forget though that if somebody is using your media they may have a defence to doing so if it is considered fair use https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use but that doesnt mean they can continue using it after a 'Takedown Notice' has been issued by you.

    If you don't really care and are happy for anybody to use your work then don't give any instructions on usage

    The only safe ways to stop anybody using media on the web is to not put it there in the first place.

    Another way to protect your ownership of media you wish to upload to the web is put a watermark on the photo that cannot be cut away here is a good, Free online service that allows you to easily achieve that https://www.watermarquee.com/

    I hope this makes thing clear

    Have a great day
     
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  2. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Here is an example of what this service can achieve (it is not the only service so look around for one you like)


    rmp protection unit.jpg
     

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