Posted by: Judy | November 5, 2012

Sharing images and copyrights…

InD’tale’s contributing writer, Jimmy Thomas, shared his expertise on the legalities of sharing images.

It’s worth the read.

Did you know the social networking site so many people use is also protected? Yeah. Neither did I, but I do now.

I’ve been going through deleting things on Pinterest and my blogs, trying to clean everything up. My integrity is worth more.


  1. I post my own photos now and solved the problem. 🙂

  2. I use that zemanta thing, hopefully that is ok? I used to randomly copy pics and got called out on it, even though I had posted the link, I guess you have to have permission first. I was astounded anyone would care about my little blog, but they do. Just because I would share any photo I took, doesn’t mean everyone else feels the same.

    • I actually asked Jimmy for clarification, such as sharing pictures on FB. Apparently the problem with Pinterest is that in its own usage agreement, it is allowed to use whatever images are posted anyway they want. When I asked if I could repost pictures on FB (his pictures in particular), he didn’t mind since it’s all in fun and no money is involved. The problem would be in using those pictures to promote my work. He was also clarifying that just because the model says it’s okay, doesn’t mean it is. The photographer has to okay it too because the photos belong to the photographer. There was some follow up by others that it also included songs, song lyrics, poetry, excerpts from books, and even FB (the name) is copyrighted. I need a camera so I can take my own pictures. Right now, four of the feral cats are sunning themselves under the apple tree. Wish I had a picture of it.

  3. Just thinking about that image of the cats sunning themselves brought me a smile…. thank you! (((Judy)))

    • (((Mary))) They were adorable. 🙂

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