Thread: "Borrowed" work
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:27 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Mgoldman View Post
As for stolen images - when it's a case like this, I do not get too concerned as there was no intent to profit, simply to share. My only issue specifically is the removal of the copyright, or if that is done, then the lack of credit given (though no loss there other then bad practice). Rather then threaten or demand removal, I think it would be best interests to simply advice "Betsy" and those like her the proper method of "sharing" pictures.
I suspect that many of the web-based, photo-presentations like the one that started this thread are the product of very young people whose computer skills are way ahead of their knowledge of public law and personal responsibility. Ignorance of the law doesn't make it right, but it is easier to forgive than a case in which there is a clear intent to profit at someone else's expense.

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