From the beginning ... when we started this place 4 years ago... we've always asked that you link to where you got an image that you've posted directing the viewer back to the source, thus crediting the artist or photographer. It is always best to have permission to post an image created by someone else and from the beginning, we've asked that you try to get permission to post and state that you have permission.
This is nothing new. It's how it's always been.
It is very LENIENT to ask for these small, simple internet etiquette practices.
SOME sites on the net ... MANY sites... do not let you post ANYTHING created by anyone else (images or words) even if you HAVE permission.
My view is different from the webmasters who run those other sites.
In my opinion, it seems to fit fine under the Fair Use law which says using words and images for educational purposes is OK. PLUS we are not making any money on the images. That, to me seems the crux of the matter. Obviously posting images here created by someone else is educational in that we are either discussing the images or we are referencing them to inspire creative writing which is clearly educational.
That is a brilliant photo of Picasso by the way. Are you curious as to who the photagrapher is?
As for Kurt posting the photo of Picasso, he removed the photo when I addressed this with him.
BUT I reposted the photo when I did a bit of research and discovered who the photographer was and linked to info about the photographer and a place to purchase posters with the photo of Picasso on them. As it turns out, the photographer is a prominent photographer. He deserves recognition and credit for his work. Hell, even if he weren't a prominant photographer, he'd deserve recognition and credit for his work.
I was not only curious but I'm sure viewers were curious as to who the photographer was. AND it is only POLITE, courteous, and good internet etiquette to link to the photographer and CREDIT the photgrapher.
We don't post anything around here without crediting the artist and as I said, this is nothing new AND is quite lenient.
So, if you want to leave and stop posting over this issue, that's entirely up to you. We cannot change internet etiquette & respect for copyright. And I'm not going to beg you to stay. Do whatever is right for you.
Please let me know if this means you would like me to archive your Artlog board. Thanks.
We love ya! Sorry you had a difficult time with this concept. I didn't mean to screw up your experience on the Jam. I only meant to continue the protocol we had already established.... which is respect for copyright by crediting the artist.
Just to close these comments... I have a few of questions to pose.
If you were a visual artist, how would you feel if you found a piece of artwork you created posted on the internet somewhere without a mention of your name?
How would Kurt feel if he found a piece of artwork he created posted on the internet somewhere without crediting him? With no mention of his name? No link to his website?
How would Zlatko feel about it?
How would Cecil feel about it?
Don't you think those artists would be a little angry that their images were used on a site they didn't even know about without a credit... without one mention of their names?
All the best to you, Jack. We'll miss you if you are serious about stopping hanging around here.