What would WordPress do in this situation?

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  • #18201

    drmike
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    I’ve never had a complaint about using thumbnails that link to the site in question. Actually had people thank me for me doing the method that I use.

    #18217

    wank
    Member

    Morguefile‘s not bad for free stock either. And of course you can always do a Creative Commons search on flickr.

    #18219

    timethief
    Member

    Hey, thanks you three for the free photo leads. This is going to be fun.

    #18220

    wrathchild
    Member

    No wonder she got hit with a big bill. That’s one of the most bloated sites I’ve ever seen. The HTML alone on the front page is over 80K. I have a broadband connection and the page is STILL loading.

    There’s JPGs there that are 150k each, and there’s dozens of them on the main page. Even without being slashdotted, if they’re moderately popular that’s a huge amount of bandwidth.

    Well, it finally finished loading. The main page, with images, is a whopping 1.9MB. That’s outrageously high.

    Bad customer service for GoDaddy not giving them a heads-up on a big bandwidth jump, but it looks to me that it’s not that unbelievable.

    #18224

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Timethief, the copyright legal mess comes into play when pictures with tags are posted (Getty, WireImage, WENN, etc.) I rarely post images with tags. But everything on everyone’s entertanment blogs are all recycled. None of us actually took the pictures. Except Perez Hilton. He gets invited to parties and premieres now. But those pictures that don’t have tags that are bounced from one blog to another, someone did pay for them because there are no tags. If the original owner wants them taken down, you just wait until their email warning comes.

    But just as long as we credit or link back to the site that we got them from (giving that site for publicity), then everything is okay. Most blogs never even credit the sites. But I do.

    I’m also now paying for WireImage pictures so they don’t come with the tags. I know for a fact that a few sites take the pictures that I paid for and never credit me back. They use the same pictures in the same order. One site didn’t even bother to change the file name that I had. lol But I don’t complain about it. The big forums are now linking to my site because most of my pictures don’t have tags. So I really don’t care that much if some blogs never credit me.

    You can take whatever picture you want for your own blog. Just link back and they usually don’t care because it gives them traffic. If they say something, then just take it down. You make it sound like I’m this criminal or something. Unless you took the picture yourself or paid for them, then I’m doing what everyone else is doing. And it’s been proven that big major news outlets have taken pictures and stories from entertainment blogs. So everyone is stealing from each other and using each other.

    #18225

    timethief
    Member

    Hey! nosy read what I said to drmike again.

    I said: “If a person doesn’t get permission to post photos like the ones nosy does from their owners then isn’t it a violation of copywrite?”

    … “like the ones nosy does from their owners” …

    In other words, I thought you were getting permission. Sheesh please don’t leap to conclusions like that. I’m just trying to figure things out that’s why my post started with: “Pardon me for being dense. I’m trying to follow this conversation and because I’m a newbie I’m confused.”

    So nosy what are “tags” and how does one find out if a photo has a “tag” or not?

    #18226

    britgirl
    Member

    “So everyone is stealing from each other and using each other.”

    Dosen’t make it right though.

    That’s like telling an recording artist it’s o.k to copy his work or a film studio it’s o.k to pirate their films. It’s still infringement of copyright (assuming no creative commons licence or similar terms). What’s so difficulat about asking permission to use a photo if you want it so badly?

    #18227

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Sorry. I thought you were attacking me. But tags are a mark on the picture that shows where they came from like this Getty picture. But if the person or agency buys them, then it’s taken off:

    http://s2.supload.com/free/71258150.jpg/view/

    #18228

    nosysnoop
    Member

    What’s so difficult about asking permission to use a photo if you want it so badly?

    Most of what I put on my blog are from the sites on my blogroll. I don’t know where they got it from and I really don’t care. That’s their problem. But I’ve always said that when I start making money from my site, the money will go straight back to my site and I’ll be paying for more images and also for story feeds so that I don’t have to credit anyone anymore. Every site and fans site that I know of wants us to credit them because it gets them more attention for their site.

    #18235

    podz
    Member

    As wrathchild points out, the page size is amazing.

    Optimising your images will have two effects:
    1 – it will save you bandwidth and therefore money
    2 – it will gain you MORE visitors. People on low-speed lines won’t hang around waiting for each page to load – they’ll leave and won’t come back.

    Optimising is very very easy and can be done as a batch job.

    #18237

    nosysnoop
    Member

    I just downloaded this free trial for image editing and I think it optimizes. But it will give a large image but where it says pixels, do I put a much lower number for it to be optimized? Is that how optimizing happens? By lowering the pixel count even though the image is a large image:

    #18239

    podz
    Member

    I’d ignore the pixels bit.

    http://irfanview.com/ is free and very good.

    #18244

    nosysnoop
    Member

    I got rid of the pixel one. They didn’t do the width the same on every picture. I downloaded the Irfanview but couldn’t figure out how to do the batch conversion. One by one was working but couldn’t do batch. So now I downloaded Image Resizer Pro 2006. And it works real well. Thanks for all the help!

    #18255

    drmike
    Member

    One of my clients recommended this site about copyright if anyone is interested. I’m going thru this crud now with three sites who have refused to remove older works of mine. Lots of fun. :(

    #18263

    drmike
    Member

    Things not to do:

    Take an entire article out of The Onion and pasting it into your blog without a link back to the original article. Heck, copying and pasting the entire article is pretty much a nono. :)

    Oh Podz….

    #18297

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Am I in trouble here for something? I have a disclaimer on the top of my site saying I get my information from other sources. And I link back. It’s not like I’m making any money from my site.

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