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Author Topic: Are old edition Gray's Anatomy (book) images currently free to use?  (Read 2155 times)

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« on: March 05, 2016, 20:57 »
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Gray's anatomy is the anatomy book used in study of medicine in USA (im not talking about Grey's anatomy the tv show).

The 1918 edition is free now and you can check to book in the web site:
http://www.bartleby.com/107/

Some blogs on the net and also wikipedia uses this book images (muscular and bones images).

Any body knows if this book images are free to use now?


« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 23:20 »
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Anything that old is in the public domain, at least in America. You could still face trademark issues, but that would only be on logos.

« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 07:12 »
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Thank you for the reply.

You must also take in consideration that this is an old edition of the book, but actually the book have some new editions.

As i resarch before, an old book is public domain, but if an editorial take it and reprint it, they get some kind of copyright again or something like this (im no completlty sure of how it works).
« Last Edit: March 06, 2016, 07:16 by Mrblues101 »

« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2016, 14:00 »
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It is incorrect to say that anything that is old is in the public domain.

First define old. My grandma is very old, and she is not in the public domain.

Here is a link for a Cornell University page where they have more information on how old it has to be and other implications.
http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm

As for trademark issues,  not only logos, but names, slogans and also characters. Thinking of characters, for instance the trademarked Peter Rabit characters of Beatrix Potter books, you can read something interesting about it here:
http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/2006/03/the_tale_of_one.html

So, you are off better by doing your own research than asking this in a forum.

Anything that old is in the public domain, at least in America. You could still face trademark issues, but that would only be on logos.

w7lwi

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2016, 14:21 »
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Not sure about other sites, but SS has said they will not accept images that are from public domain sources.  I believe this even includes editorial shots.

« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2016, 19:56 »
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Thank you for you replies

Not sure about other sites, but SS has said they will not accept images that are from public domain sources.  I believe this even includes editorial shots.

Im not asking to upload images to SS or other microstock site, i just want to upload some muscle images to my future fitness blog; everybody use this book images, also wikipedia, i just want to learn a little more about this kind of images licence to know if i can really use it in future.

w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2016, 21:43 »
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Thank you for you replies

Not sure about other sites, but SS has said they will not accept images that are from public domain sources.  I believe this even includes editorial shots.

Im not asking to upload images to SS or other microstock site, i just want to upload some muscle images to my future fitness blog; everybody use this book images, also wikipedia, i just want to learn a little more about this kind of images licence to know if i can really use it in future.

Sorry, I misunderstood your question.  Once an image is in public domain, you can use it for any purpose you desire, including your blog site, web site and so on.  "Public domain" means copyright restrictions are no longer in effect.


 

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