Re: NANFA-L-- Photo Library

Derek Parr (
Sun, 27 Aug 2006 12:04:12 -0400

Of course this is all true.. and as a graphics artist who still does the
occasional freelance work I am fully aware of this. However, that
didn't really answer my question. Since if one wanted their work to be
public domain, they would hardly want it to be hidden behind a password
protected wall. Not that there is a problem with that... there are
plenty of other places to put such material on the internet, it just
wouldn't be on the NANFA site unless the gallery was created to handle
hiding of protected work and not those in the public domain. Which
raised the question I was trying to ask: Does NANFA want to host
images that are in the public domain?
-derek parr

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
>>manner) photos?
>>-derek parr
> 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
> wallpaper..........................
> 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.
> Tony
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