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Windows 7: Image theft is piracy too

03 Apr 2010   #1
MrMephitis

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 
Image theft is piracy too

I'll probably get into trouble for posting this but whilst the forum frowns strongly on software, movie and music piracy I notice nothing is said about copyright theft of still images, both as images posted on the boards and for a fair number of themes and customisations.

What are your views on this?
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03 Apr 2010   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

i think most of the images posted here are royalty free images from deviant art et al any copywrited images would have a watermark on them, thats my personal opinion
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03 Apr 2010   #3
z3r010

 

It's too hard to police images, so if somebody complains their image is being used without their permission, we remove them.
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03 Apr 2010   #4
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrMephitis View Post
What are your views on this?
It's a different kettle of fish imo. Have a read of the T&C for sites like MySpace, FaceBook ect, and you'll see that images you upload there, personal or otherwise can be used by those sites or their partners without your consent, so it's a hard one to call on whether or not it's actually theft.
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03 Apr 2010   #5
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I honestly dont see the problem, as long as you dont go around saying your the one that made it. And if you dont want it to be used, do as pebbly said, watermark it
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03 Apr 2010   #6
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by starwolf1336 View Post
I honestly dont see the problem, as long as you dont go around saying your the one that made it. And if you dont want it to be used, do as pebbly said, watermark it
+1
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03 Apr 2010   #7
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

if i remember rightly, the "nettiquette" on this is to state where you got it from, or thats what i was told many years ago
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03 Apr 2010   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Sometimes, when reading a thread such as this, I start expecting someone to post a thread about whether it is piracy or theft to breathe in someone else's space.
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03 Apr 2010   #9
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Sometimes, when reading a thread such as this, I start expecting someone to post a thread about whether it is piracy or theft to breathe in someone else's space.
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03 Apr 2010   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Sometimes, when reading a thread such as this, I start expecting someone to post a thread about whether it is piracy or theft to breathe in someone else's space.
btw, I patented every word in the English language. So you guys are ripping me off!! I'll post a link later(isn't that a movie director?) where you can PayPal the royalties.


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