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  1. BlackBird

    BlackBird Member

    Dec 31, 2012
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    How to Reference Other people's works? Images? Copyright concerns.

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by BlackBird, Jan 4, 2013.

    I am asking out of curosity sake, what with the spat of copyright laws and what not that was done last year.

    How can one use for example an image in their work if they can't contact the poster of the image. What I am talking about is images from websites.

    Does one merely reference the website and when it was retrieved such as

    Figure : Example of a feral dog. Retrieved from website on November 22, 2012. http://icwdm.org/handbook/carnivor/FeralDog.asp

    Is that enough to cover the "copyright" factor nowadays?
  2. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    no, it is not... and not enough to cover your rear and be safe from a lawsuit, either...

    you must have written permission from the copyright holder, unless the work is specifically being offered for others' use free of charge and without needing to ask for permission... if the site doesn't say that it is, you must assume that you must ask for permission...
  3. Gingerbiscuit

    Gingerbiscuit Senior Member

    Apr 11, 2010
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    Melton Mowbray in Merry old England
    The best thing to do is to source license free images. morgue file is a good place to start.

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