Using someone elses photos.
Hey guys, I just want to air something.
I am going rounds on a proto photo site concerning using the posted photos to support a topic in a thread.
I do not have an issue with anyone who would like to use any photo I insert into any gallery to support a topic/thread, but if there is to be any commercial use I would expect the courtesy to notify me.
I asked a question concerning linking photos to a proto site and was blasted by a few folks about using any photos without permission. Well sorry to say but if you post on line you give permission in my book, unless the photo is used commercially. I could not believe that the members actually thought I would steal their photos for my own benefit. Some may, I won't. Of coarse they don't know me well enough one way or the other.
So my response was really quite simple. Do you like this site(the proto photo site)? If so when you post your photos is it for the sake of a select(click) few or is it to improve the content of the site therefore attracting more members and contributors. Then I still was debated by a few more then I asked how much are you willing to pay the owner of the site to keep it operational, but I first went on to remind them to take into account that the owner is asking for $$ to expand the storage so we can start adding more photos rather than replacing them. ( sounds a little familiar? )
In the end the rebuttals stopped and everyone quieted down, but I don't think I will contribute much( not that I did before) and I will certainly not send $$$.
This does make me appreciate what we have that much more here on Nscale.org.
Thanks for listening.
If in the area come on over and grab one of my NCE throttles and have at it.