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Re: [ebook-community] cc images and ebooks

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  • joseph harris
    From: Robert Nagle This may or may not be relevant to the case. I m putting together a creative commons ebook which uses some creative commons images. I find
    Message 1 of 10 , Oct 1, 2007
      From: Robert Nagle

      This may or may not be relevant to the case.

      I'm putting together a creative commons ebook which uses some creative commons images.

      I find it's helpful to contact the photographer beforehand and offer a small amount of cash ($10-20) as a sign of appreciation for using the image.

      That way, the photographer is aware of what I am doing, and if he/she is having cold feet about a particular license, they can let me know.

      If they don't write me back, at least I can say I tried to make them aware of my intent to use the image.

      Another thing. Given the evanescence of web pages, one should always make a screenshot of any CC image you are planning to make use of which shows the license at the time of the screenshot. Photographers/artists can easily change the license later, but that screenshot serves as evidence that it once was available under a certain license.

      Robert Nagle
      Houston, Texas
      http://www.imaginaryplanet.net/weblogs/idiotprogrammer

      Robert,

      Yours is a nice and intelligent way of going about it.

      There are two aspects of any of these matters. The legal situation is not really clear; I think there are many arguments to be resolved about the force of CC declarations of licences under copyright, and these are best left to the lawyers who specialise. Though I am happy to express and read other opinions on it. ;-)

      The other aspect is the effects of what happens and what receives publicity. I am certain that Virgin has shown itself up as cheapskate. I think too that CC has shown weaknesses that should be addressed. These are definitely presentational at the very least.

      IN the course of discussion over this I am coming to the conclusion that CC should not be offering a template which permits any use by any person or organisation in absoutely any way. Or at least should be making that choice more deliberative for copyright owners than other choices.

      Joseph Harris

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