I can understand and sympathise with the
photographer's feelings in this matter, but I strongly dissagree with
When a photo is posted on the internet, without a
copywright, it is considered Public Domain.
Public Domain means: any use without the concent
of, or credit to the photographer as long as it is not used to generate
If the photo was used to generate revenue, then the
photographer might have a valid claim, but it is very hard to collect
unless the photo is copywrighted.
Ways to avoid photo use without credit: The best
way I know of making sure an image is credited, no matter how many times it gets
copied and used, is to write the words "photo by <photographers name>"
right on the photo. If it is that important for a photographer to be
credited for their photos, then they should have them copywrighted or at least
write their name on the photo.
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Sent: Sunday, October 03, 1999 1:19
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: of
The middle photo you sent
to this list is an Asiatic lily called Tiger Babies - a photo of which I
I am sitting here right now looking at the original.
Did you get this image off the lilium-l listserve?
It is common practice, when using someone's work (whether
that be writing, illustration, photography or whatever) to give credit to the
person who created it.
(quite shocked this morning) :(
Hi all i see there is nothing being posted
of late so i send some images with thanks to there Owens
regards Arthur Jervis in the