RE: NANFA-- fish pictures

Jay DeLong (
Mon, 6 May 2002 09:21:20 -0700

> Does NANFA maintain any kind of "public domain" image archive of
> slides or
> digital images for members to use for presentations to public groups, or
> even for research? I need pictures (slides or digital) of local
> fishes for
> talks at nature centers, but I don't have any of my own. If such an
> archive does not exist, is there interest in starting one?

State DNR sites are usually very good about allowing use of their photos.
Also, maybe if you mention what photos you want, some of us may have photos
or links to them.

James, copyrights are a serious issue, even though lots of people and
webmasters treat web resources like public domain. It has been nice to see
how the NANFA BOD has taken a strict stance on refusing to post other
people's photos and articles without the permission of the
owner/author/photographer. Maybe a person can get away with it, but really
it comes down to personal ethics. Even if you add value to the photo, it's
polite to refer people to the originating site instead of trying to appear
original. People know :-)

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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