A gentle reminder on proper image use on Persona Paper
I THOUGHT IT was time for a gentle reminder on proper image use on Persona Paper. Anyone who hasn’t read the FAQs, especially that part covering what Persona Paper requires of image use, should do so ASAP - there is a lot in there which you should know and you will find a link at the top of every page.
1. All images you use on your posts must be either your own work or licensed for use on a commercial blogging site, which is what Persona Paper is;
2. All images you use on your posts must be credited and provided with a link back to the source so that PP admin can quickly and easily check their provenance when it comes to payout time.
Copyright law is complex and confusing but here are a few hints:
Screenshots and other graphics taken from sites outside Persona Paper are the intellectual property of the site which creates them and cannot be used without that site’s permission. If you have permission to use screenshots that should be stated in the post - and keep the relevant emails in case PP admin ask to see them;
Photographs you have taken yourself of book covers, commercial products, etc. must be used with caution. Again, they are the intellectual property of whoever creates them and with one exception are not free to use without permission - even if you own the product/publication and took the photo yourself;
That one exception is the ‘’Fair Use’’ doctrine which applies to a review, a critique, a summary etc., dealing with that specific product/publication but be aware that ‘’Fair Use’’ is uncertain legal ground and is taken on an individual basis and if the creator of intellectual property you use under ‘’Fair Use’’ disputes that then the outcome of any legal action is far from certain;
OK, this post is getting longer than I anticipated so let’s cut to the chase. Anyone who disagrees with anything I have said in this post is on to a loser for a start! Why? Because the rules of Persona Paper (read the FAQs) are quite clear and state that:
You are receiving compensation for your articles here, so when you are using an image we need to ensure that we have the right to display that image. It is impossible to keep track of all the images on the internet, so you including an image credit is an admission of where you found the image, and that you have the right to use it for the article you just wrote.
When it (rule breach) is brought to our attention, we will be forced to remove the article and any associated coins derived from that article from your account. If we receive multiple complaints then we will be forced to take additional action, which may include revoking of posting privileges or deletion of your account.
Persona Paper has chosen to take a stand against infringement of copyright and they ain’t kiddin’! Persona Paper admin also have the final word on any and all images used here.
Image Credit » by Tim Hamilton on Flickr and used here with his kind permission (and I have the emails to prove it!): https://goo.gl/kQ1AOI