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KV Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/25/2005

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I have a question about the digital creates of images merged. Some of these photos are just cut and pastes of stock photos and brought together and called "theirs". Others are just templates of images off softwares. Are these really considered their photo now? And if they are not originators of the total image, why is that allowed?

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12/7/2007 5:23:15 AM

Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
  Interesting question, Vicki! I don't suppose you have a link to one? I am sure it wouldn't be allowed if BP staff knew of it. Have you emailed them a link to one with links to the stock photos?

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12/7/2007 7:41:52 AM

Todd Bennett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/8/2004
  Check this thread out. The staff will remove it if you give them a link and theny can prove it is not within the guidelines.

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12/7/2007 8:14:18 AM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  It's not that it's allowed, it's that they can't patrol all the entries. They have no way of knowing other than if, like in that linked thread, they or somebody recognizes a photo as coming from somewhere else. Or somebody points it out and can tell them where it came from.
So people shouldn't be shy about this if they have good evidence that a photo has been lifted. Even if it's just in a gallery.

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12/7/2007 8:37:52 AM

Anna Lomas   I've only done one collaged image, but I assumed that ALL the images used in the collage should be your own work. Like the others have said, it's a matter of pointing it out to the 'powers that be' and letting them make the decision :)

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12/7/2007 10:48:45 AM

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