Tony Terceira wrote:
> At 10:10 AM 8/27/2006 -0400, you wrote:
>>But if one is looking to release their photos into the public domain..
>>does this mean they then would not be able to allow NANFA to host them?
>>Or is this service only intended to be for licensed (or protected in some
> This is an interesting situation. As one who derives income from
> the sale of images to commercial publications I offer the following:
> Placing a photo on the web is not releasing it into public domain,
> although the way people steal and use intellectual property on the web you
> might think it was.
> A photograph always belongs to the person who takes the image
> regardless of where it appears. There are a few sites that photographers
> sell their images to totally and although they received compensation
> depending upon the contract their name will not appear with the image.
> I help maintain the public gallery of the AKA . That gallery is
> for public viewing as are most other galleries on the web. Not for copying
> the images to use on another site, or downloading them for
> The more we take images and use them in other places without
> permission the less images we will see. Most photographers I know are
> pretty good about letting people use their work, especially if it is non
> commercial. They just want to know what it is being used for. I have
> seen my image used in an auction claiming that the picture was the exact
> fish they were bidding on !!!! now that's more than inappropriate. If
> you want to you and image ask permission . It will insure more images are
> available to view.
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