Question about images and copyright

edited March 2011 in MI6 Headlines & Feedback Posts: 202
I know that Mi6 has been careful about copyrighted material. My question is: how are the editors able to post copyrighted MGM/Sony photos on the main news site without catching hell?

Does it have to do with fair use? I notice that MGM is credited with a watermark at the bottom of each photo, too. If you do this, are you in the clear?

I'm just curious about the matter.
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  • AndrewLucasAndrewLucas Moderator, Director
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    Quoting MrBrown: Does it have to do with fair use? I notice that MGM is credited with a watermark at the bottom of each photo, too. If you do this, are you in the clear?
    No - permission is still needed from the copyright holders. Regarding the MI6 website, we're unable to discuss specific copyright arrangements here on the forum.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    I see many members have MGM material in their avatars, so i take it that the copyright issue has been resolved.
  • edited March 2011 Posts: 202
    @AndrewLucas That's fair enough. I wasn't looking for details, but just for a general idea on how it works. I had always assumed it was something to do with fair use, as I see many fan news sites around the Net using copyrighted material, but always acknowledging the owners of the material.

    Thanks for the reply.
  • AndrewLucasAndrewLucas Moderator, Director
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    Quoting DaltonCraig007: I see many members have MGM material in their avatars, so i take it that the copyright issue has been resolved.
    This is not the case. We are in the process of moderating all copyright material in avatars.
  • Posts: 202
    Apparently, someone didn't like my creative title. :(
  • CASINOROYALECASINOROYALE Somewhere hot
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    Hey i tried to add an avatar but it wouldn't let me guys? What kinda file type does it have to be?
  • BondBond 1930—2020
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    Are all copyright images in avatars banned from all sources? Or just MGM/Sony?
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    Quoting Bond:
    Are all copyright images in avatars banned from all sources?
    Or just MGM/Sony?
    Just Bond images are banned. Any other copyright material I believe we are allowed to use.
  • Posts: 265
    Is there anywhere to find the old avatars on the new Community page? I'd like to find my old avatar again.
  • LudsLuds Moderator, Director
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    Quoting bondboy007: Is there anywhere to find the old avatars on the new Community page? I'd like to find my old avatar again.
    Sorry, the old archive is out of reach at this point.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The Bananas
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    This is still the valid policy, I assume.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Not bumping?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The Bananas
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    @jake24, my good friend. Fancy meeting you here in the past. What time machine model do you have? Mine is touch sensitive.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    I have the one from Austin Powers.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The Bananas
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    Sweet. Well, as this isn t bumping I think this is the only safe place to discuss delicate matters, such as what do you really think about the mods?

    You know they can read personal messages, right?
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Is that so? They're playing fast and loose with the word "personal" then.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The Bananas
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    It is newspeak. They can check your latest posts of course, so we aren t entirely safe even here.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    edited December 2016 Posts: 10,294
    Snowden was right, it would appear. We're never safe.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The Bananas
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    Do you think we should ally ourselves with one of them?

    But whom to trust...
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Well, we do want them on our side. I'd say Creasy is a safe bet.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The Bananas
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    Definitely, he is planted in that team to take it down from the inside. Shall we invite him here then to conspire further?
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    @Thunderfinger I don't know if that is such a good idea just yet. First, we summon some of those on our side. I'll leave you to decide who.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The Bananas
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    Hmmm, I don t trust anyone. I know them too well.

    Actually I trust @Sandy, but she is never around anymore. And a couple of others who are probably dead, haven t seen them here for ages. Coincidence? I think not!
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Murdock, Clark, Brady, they all seem legit.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The Bananas
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    Sure, and pachazo, Tokoloshe, MayDayDiVicenzo, Mendes4Lyfe, IGUANNA and others.

    Problem is that some of those don t get along too well, and we don t want it too crowded here too soon.

    Let s bring in one at the time and see how it goes. @Murdock, shut up and pretend like nothing now, but do you read me?
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    @Thunderfinger if you couldn't trust Heller who can you trust?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The Bananas
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    Welcome here. You can keep a secret, can t you? We are going to start a secret organization (gossip group) and you have just been recruited.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Of course I can and thanks for the invite. Send in the gossip hounds. :D
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Glad to have you with us, @Murdock. Welcome to MI6 Community unofficial safehouse. It's not totally secure, but we're selecting our members very carefully.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Thanks @jake24. It's a good thing I have my ring.
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