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annovi.frizio

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« on: November 17, 2016, 12:22 »
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a question, the free images on the wallpaper site downloadable in high-resolution are free use? free copyright???
sorry my english, kind regards :-)


Giveme5

« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 12:36 »
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yes and no. If you plan on dropping objects on them and submitting them to the stock companies I wouldn't recommend it since you actually don't own the background. 

« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2016, 12:39 »
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And pay attention if you use them in any kind of commercial project. They could be stolen or created out of copyright infringed images.

annovi.frizio

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2016, 13:32 »
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thank you for all for your cooperation.. :-)

if I use images taken from wallpaper sites, how do I know if they are covered by copyright? and in any case, how and where can I look for if an image is copyrighted or not?  :o

« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 15:39 »
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I any case, they are not your original creation. I wouldn't do that in your place.

nevertheless. It is really hard to track down the source/copyright of the image on the internet.
One of the ideas that got on my mind is to use reverse google image search for the image and check other pages if they have any info of the source.

You might get lucky ;)

« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2016, 15:48 »
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thank you for all for your cooperation.. :-)

if I use images taken from wallpaper sites, how do I know if they are covered by copyright? and in any case, how and where can I look for if an image is copyrighted or not?  :o

Try asking the wallpaper sites, I'm sure if you can find a legit site (which I very much doubt) they would be happy to help. Otherwise, don't waste your time, they all have copyright.

« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2016, 16:03 »
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Given the recent post about suspension this seems to me to be a very risky thing to do......at best you are trusting someone to have done their job properly.

annovi.frizio

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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2016, 17:49 »
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ok, thanks for your answers, but maybe I explained bad, do not misunderstand me, I would just like to know if there is a way to know if and how an image is protected, just not to make mistakes, there is a website or a method where the power to make this type of research? or not?

« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2016, 17:52 »
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ok, thanks for your answers, but maybe I explained bad, do not misunderstand me, I would just like to know if there is a way to know if and how an image is protected, just not to make mistakes, there is a website or a method where the power to make this type of research? or not?
Images in the US are protected from the moment of creation, whether they are registered or published or not.  So, no, there would not be one place to go to check for this.

annovi.frizio

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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2016, 18:11 »
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right, thank you very much.. :-)

« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2016, 12:32 »
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ok, thanks for your answers, but maybe I explained bad, do not misunderstand me, I would just like to know if there is a way to know if and how an image is protected, just not to make mistakes, there is a website or a method where the power to make this type of research? or not?
Images in the US are protected from the moment of creation, whether they are registered or published or not.  So, no, there would not be one place to go to check for this.

@CJH Photography where can I read more regarding "Images in the US are protected from the moment of creation".?

« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2016, 12:49 »
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annovi.frizio

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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2016, 16:46 »
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My view on "free wallpaper" is that it is exactly that, and nothing more.

It's free to put on your screen as wallpaper.



« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2016, 00:48 »
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in order for you to be able to use the wallpaper as your own:

- the original author must have declared it 'public domain' (free for anyone to use, any way they wish, including for profit)
- or it has to have been created long enough ago such that the copyright expired (75 years?)
- or no one in the world must be claiming any rights to the work (which makes it default public domain), which is very difficult to prove

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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2016, 00:55 »
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Unless you know for certain that something is in the public domain, you're always best just assuming that it isn't.


« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2016, 01:05 »
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the only way to determine if the wallpaper is public domain is to use the image search feature to search for all instances of the image, and see if he can track down the original author and see if the original author has declared it as public domain.

every country has different copyright laws. in many if not most countries, you can use almost any work because there is no copyright protection. if your country is not a signatory to the Bern convention or WIPO Copyright Treaty, you can do whatever you want with other people's copyrighted works.

and being a member of an international treaty doesn't automatically grant you copyright protection, it just guarantees you copyright protection if you file in a member country and pay the fee.

technically, if you live in the US, your work is ONLY copyrighted in the US unless you file the copyright and pay the WIPO fee, which only makes it protected in the WIPO signatory nations, which is a fraction of the world.


 

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