Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue May 03, 2011 12:31 am

Please do not upload any images or files you have not taken or created yourself. The other exception are those in the public domain.

From this point forward if your avatar image does not belong to you then you will have to remove it.

Richard S. wrote:Quoting and Uploading Copyrighted Material

  • Explanation of what is Copyrighted
    Quoting copyrighted articles in there entirety or uploading files like video or images you do not have the rights to is a violation of copyright law, nearly everything you read or see that has been created by someone else is copyrighted. The law for something to be copyrighted simply states as soon as you create an original work it's automatically copyrighted and this copyright goes well beyond a century. For example this post is copyrighted by me the author as it's an original document. To copy an entire original work you need the permission of the owner. This includes manuals, text, books, video images and other original works.

  • Fair Use
    There are some exceptions and provisions in copyright law that allow you to use snippets of an article legally, this is referred to as fair use.

    http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#107
    § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

    Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include —

    (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

    (2) the nature of the copyrighted work;

    (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and

    (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

    The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.



  • Example of acceptable Fair Use
    This is an interpretable law but in general it allows you to use small portions of text from copyrighted material if for example you wanted to post it here. If you're going to do this only use a few sentences, quote the text and provide a link to the whole article.

    In this example I'll be using a page from my own site but lets pretend its from somewhere else. If for example our discussion was regarding capturing VHS video and the effects of false macrovision protection we may want to quote this:


    This would be acceptable:
    http://www.nepadigital.com/mv/
    What is Macrovision Protection

    Macrovision was first used on VHS tapes in 1984 to copy protect video on VHS tapes, it is simply a video error inserted into the video stream of most commercial VHS tapes. This does not affect how it looks when viewing it on a TV, TV's are very forgiving of this error. Note that there are some exceptions, this did affect some older TV's when first introduced. What it will affect is attempts to copy a commercial VHS tape from one VCR to another. This manifests as video that jumps frames, video flashing from bright to dark such as the strobing affect I described above. Some of these symptoms very closely resemble a tracking problem. They can however vary widely especially with capture devices, some may simply put up screen stating the video is copyright protected.



    My choice of article is ironic isn't it? 8-) I've only quoted a relatively small part of the entire article. If for example you were quoting a news article you'd want to follow the same format. Quote the first paragraph or relevant text elsewhere in the article and provide a link to full article.

  • Exceptions
    Nearly all text, documents and images available from government websites are not copyrighted and in the public domain. These can be freely quoted, uploaded or used how you wish. Note that in some special cases especially where images are concerned they may be copyrighted by a third party so be sure to check.

    Additionally some who have created original works wish to share their creations and may release it under something like the Creative Commons license. These types of works may be uploaded.

    In both cases still follow the guidelines using a quote box and provide a link to the document.

If you are unsure of the Copyright, DO NOT UPLOAD IT HERE.



I know everyone thinks I'm being a hard ass about this but copyright lawsuits are becoming big business. I'm only trying to protect myself and you as well.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue May 03, 2011 7:24 am

And doing a great job of it! Thank -You Richard. :)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue May 03, 2011 7:36 am

GOTTCHA--Thanx Richard :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

PostBy: Sting On: Tue May 03, 2011 1:57 pm

Rats ---

:cry:
Sting
 
Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue May 03, 2011 4:29 pm

Sting, just take your own photos of those hot babes.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Tue May 03, 2011 4:31 pm

He@@, I thought those where of his wife/girlfriends!!!!! lol
crazy4coal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed May 04, 2011 11:39 pm

The real Fox Valley girls:





Nuff said............. :bag:



Rick
Rick 386
 
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu May 05, 2011 7:15 am

:shock: Thats what hes doing with all that corn!!!! No wonder he's staying warm 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

PostBy: Sting On: Thu May 05, 2011 7:48 am

Image
Sting
 
Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu May 05, 2011 8:32 am

By God sting, you guys grow yourselfs some healthy heffers out your way---country bred! :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

PostBy: Sting On: Thu May 05, 2011 2:39 pm

tHEM ARE THE ONES THAT GET HOOKED TO THE PLOW WHEN THE ASS DIES!
Sting
 
Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

PostBy: nortcan On: Fri May 06, 2011 10:56 am

Rick 386 wrote:The real Fox Valley girls:





Nuff said............. :bag:



Rick


Rick come on, too many cars and food on that vid. I'm sure you have better ones...
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Reminder about Copyrighted Files and Avatars

PostBy: nortcan On: Fri May 06, 2011 10:58 am

Sting, please, come back with the """ Illegal """ ones. LOL
nortcan
 
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Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride