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Posted by on Wednesday, June 3, 2009
An interesting tidbit from the forums, spotted by
The stock photos used on the ACS:Law website front page are from the popular royalty-free stock photo site
. However, even royalty-free images often have certain license requirements.
Compare and contrast:
The license of
requires you to notify and credit the owner when using the photo for any public work.
On this screenshot of the ACS:Law website, the stock image is clearly visible on the right-hand side... minus the photo credit that is required by the image license.
[google cache link of the ACS:Law homepage]
The other 2 images on the page are also from stock.xchng. The
image at the bottom
requires that the owner is notified when the image is used in a public work. The
image at the top right
requires written permission from the owner.
This is not the first time the copyright crusaders are seen to cut corners with other people's copyright. Only last week it came to light that an article on the ACS:Law site was
'borrowed' without credit from several sources
acs copyright infringement website
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