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Re: The photos I used from the AKA site.
Excuse me? It's not the AKA policies you ignored, it is the copyright infringement law that you broke. I don't believe you have to read anything to know you broke that law. You didn't know it was wrong? I was born at night, but not last night. I believe that when you copied and pasted that photo, deep down you knew you were stealing someone elses property. You may think it was "something so small" because it was not you who took great pains to take that photo. How long do you think the photographer worked on getting that pic? How long do you think they sat in front of a tank adjusting lights, camera settings, etc. etc. before the right shot was exposed on film "for that one picture"? What if the person that took that shot wanted to sell it to TFH, only to hear the editor tell him, "sorry, that photo is all over the web, we're looking for new stuff". Is it a small matter then? We may have alienated you, but I seriously doubt we alientated anyone else by complaining about!
meone ripping off pictures on the web. Anyone that has ever put a photo on the web takes this kind of thing very seriously. In fact, what actually happens is that good photographers stop putting their photos on the web, decreasing the chances that you will find the particular picture you are looking for. Also, it's considered good netiquette to sign your emails.
alt email: ron02886 at cox_net
On Sat, 08 Feb 2003 00:19:24
by way of Barry Cooper <bjc3 at cornell_edu> wrote:
>Yes, I am sorry for using the picture...I should have read your policies
>regarding this. I saw the picture and pasted it without thinking. Though
>it was more an oversite, or ignorance, it was still wrong. A friendly
>email would have resolved this. It may have changed my opinion of the AKA
>membership. What do you think someone interested in killies thinks when
>they read what was posted about something so small? It was one
>picture. Was it worth alienating myself and other people that don't like
>reading another persons childlike tantrums.
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