Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Following a recent post on the blog which included a superb photo of a Dipper it has been raised that the use of other peoples photographs without their express permission may be in breach of copyright. Whilst I am sure it wasn't the posters intention to in any way cause a problem (indeed was more to allow us all to appreciate a great photo) I believe there may well be copyright issues here. I am no expert but the photographer concerned is a professional and has a copyright to the photo displayed on it. I have attempted to search the web for guidance on this issue and although can't come up with anything concrete there are several documented bloggers who have been at risk of prosecution for using other peoples images without permission. As a result and to err on the side of caution I have removed the photo, shame as its a superb shot. If anyone disagrees with this decision and can prove that we are not putting ourselves at risk of potential copyright issues please clarify on here.
Posted by Nick Carter at 8:03 pm