Wiki pictures used without permission

Fri, 30 Jun 2006 07:53:17 PDT
This problem is obviously increasing. Like others who have commented here I
do like to retain my copyright but always react generously to polite
requests (I've done two funerals recently for instance).

The Bioimages site ( has recently been offline and I
think still hasn't got its pictures back on line after server overload from
people downloading the ENTIRE SITE.

Much of it is ignorance of the legal position I am sure - combined with a
"the web is free" myth.

My main motivation is to share images I enjoy making as I am sure it is for
list members who contribute to the wiki.

Perhaps adding a Creative Commons Copyright notice to the wiki pages would
help a bit - I think the balance struck by that venture is about right.

Reply / forward from John Crellin the new bit of

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