Forum:Copyrights on Images
Hello, I am a long time reader, first time poster, and tremendous fan of this website and all it stands for.
I recently wrote an as of yet unpublished article on Super Smash Brothers Melee and in the process of doing so, I found that I needed a lot of supplementary images to go along with the text. In the process of hunting down images, I visited here and took a few things, then rehosted them to ensure their longevity in case this site for whatever reason has troubles with service. Of course, in the process of doing so I noticed the copyright notices on the pictures, and I really don't want to offend anyone by reusing images from this site and them feeling as if they've been ripped off in some way and later hunting me down.
I believe that I am within my rights to reuse the pictures for this purpose as my article is educational and therefore the use of the images is legal as per fair use laws in the United States. Because of this, I am asking whatever powers that be here if my use of these images is okay before publishing the article.
Here is the article in question for you to review. It is very heavy on the use of Gifs and embedded youtube videos, so your browser may lag a bit on opening the page. I am sorry for this, this is not necessarily the exact state the article will be published in.
The images I have appropriated from this website are as follows:
http://i.imgur.com/CfpXm.gif http://i.imgur.com/Z0HPl.gif http://i.imgur.com/udGOQ.gif http://i.imgur.com/jbP25.gif http://i.imgur.com/KPBTy.gif http://i.imgur.com/U2ahN.gif http://i.imgur.com/kwyrP.gif http://i.imgur.com/gd9Oy.jpg http://i.imgur.com/PCH0H.jpg http://i.imgur.com/yuELQ.png
- You do give proper credit to us as the source, so I don't see any copyright problems (though I'm hardly the expert). Toomai Glittershine The Incomperable 14:02, 14 May 2012 (EDT)
- No worries, you are free to use all images on this Wiki on the article you are making. Sometimes you might have to ask around if you wanted to use the images outside of SmashWiki, but in most cases, still no. And a tip for adding images; type [[File:Example.jpg]] to make
- What would be even better is if you type [[File:Example.jpg|thumb|200px]], it'll show up like this instead -->
All original content on the wiki is released under Attribution-Share Alike 3.0, meaning that it can be freely reused without express permission provided the source (i.e. SmashWIki) is credited. As for images that are not original to this wiki, those should be credited to their original creator(s) and are subject to their own copyright. Clarinet Hawk (talk · contributions) 14:59, 14 May 2012 (EDT)
Thank you very much for all of your help. The article will not be uploaded to this site or any other wiki directly, so the advice on image tags was unfortunately not useful. I do not intend to make any type of profit from the article, and this site had been credited as appropriate. Some of the images I am using are borrowed from specific authors that I will get permission from, and others are squarely in the public domain. Thanks again, have a nice day. Evilagram (talk) 01:06, 31 May 2012 (EDT)