Valter Jacinto

Nature Photographer

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: hm, that is strange. It looks like it was unpublished as soon as it was harvested. This may be a fundamental problem in the way we handle images that have their taxon name changed at the source. I don't think it's universal though since I have seen this work fine for other resources. It may be a problem specific to the Wikimedia Commons resource. I would give it another harvest to see if it fixes itself.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on an older version of File:Dipsacus fullonum comb.jpg:

    It was wrongly categorised as "D. sativus" at Commons, so appeared on that page here as well. I've recategorised it so it'll disappear from there at the next Commons harvest. Though the entire Commons "D. sativus" category needs reclassifying, as it's only a subspecies (if that - cultivar group is probably better) of D. fullonum.

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Just looking at wrongly tagged maps, and wondered why this image is now "unpublished" http://eol.org/data_objects/27238509, since it is still up on Wikimedia Commons (albeit with a changed species ID)

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on an older version of File:Dipsacus fullonum comb.jpg:

    Marked unreviewed as trusted ID of D. fullonum by Michael Frankis

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on an older version of File:Dipsacus fullonum comb.jpg:

    This must be one species or the other, not both

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "Conservation Status":

    Not relevant here: Conservation Status is decided solely on the basis of natural populations; the presence – or removal – of non-native exotic populations doesn't affect the Conservation Status.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jeremy Rice commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Scott Ellsworth: ...What Michael said. :) (Thanks!)

    over 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "Benefits":

    None of the data conclusively justifies the conclusion of detrimental effects to "native" Texas wildlife.

    over 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "Conservation Status":

    Aoudad are currently threatened by eradications implemented and advocated by TPWD.

    over 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "Life Expectancy":

    Wild life expectancy in Texas has been observed to be nearly 20 years but it limited but trophy hunting. 10 year old rams are fairly common harvest in Texas.

    over 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "General Ecology":

    This study does not represent the general ecology of aoudad. Palo Duro Canyon, where this study took place is extremely limited in suitable terrain. Palo Duro Canyon is in most places no wider than 1.5 miles. In the Trans-Pecos region of Texas aoudad are not as limited by preferable terrain and are highly nomadic traveling hundreds of miles annually.

    over 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "Distribution":

    The largest populations occur in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas.

    over 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "Range Description":

    Spelling correction: Aoudad

    over 1 year ago

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    Brandt Buchanan commented on "Biology":

    Groups in Texas often congregate into groups totaling well over 100 individuals. The incredible eyesight of aoudad serve as a very important defense as they can spot threats over a mile away. They identify visible threats by the pressure of the movement as well as the intensity of eye contact of the potential threat. Aoudad also tend to show preference to acoustically ideal positions.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Scott Ellsworth: Aye, copyright issues can be a complicated mess! You can remove affected photos from EoL by removing them from Flickr, or just by removing them from the EoL group (remove the tags, etc.). The other option is to ask the Museum staff for permission; they may well be happy to allow it for a non-commercial educational site like EoL, but you'd need to include a statement on the pics that permission has been obtained.

    Skeletons - hmm, never thought about them! I suspect that since they are natural items they are therefore not copyrightable (just as you can't copyright an animal at a zoo to prevent people publishing photos of it . . . though some zoos try to do so, illegally!!*). But a case could be made too that the work involved in articulating a set of bones into a specimen is copyrightable like a sculpture. I would guess it is safe though, as Wiki Commons has numerous photos of articulated skeletons, and they are pretty careful about copyright issues there.

    * I was also told some time ago by a security person at RBG Edinburgh that I wasn't allowed to publish any photos of plants I took in the gardens, only to take them for personal use. An illegal claim, and unenforceable too. Just an empty threat.

    over 1 year ago

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    Scott Ellsworth commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jeremy Rice: Thanks again, Jeremy. Yes, it looks like things are up now. I knew usually it seemed like it only took about a day, so I thought maybe there was a problem. I don't know if you saw my last post but I still need some advice/guidance as to how to remove some images that are apparently derivative works of images displayed at museums.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jeremy Rice commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Scott Ellsworth: Harvesting Flickr images is queued nightly, but when lots of other partners are also in the queue (more likely around the 1st and the 15th), it can take as long as three days before the images are ingested. ...Are you still missing images now?

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: That explains it, thanks.

    over 1 year ago

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    Scott Ellsworth commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Uh oh. I guess I didn't know enough about copyright law and derivative works. Now I need to know how to remove images that fit that description that made it onto here. Do I just remove them from Flickr? And I also would like to know why images of the skeletons at museums are not considered derivative works since they are essentially sculptures.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Scott Ellsworth: Actually, a bit of a tricky one for other reasons - the pic of those Megacerops is copyright of the artist at Denver Museum of Nature and Science; you don't unfortunately have any right to reproduce their work and then release it as a derivative work under a creative commons license. In some countries (e.g. Britain, Germany), a work of art like this on public display can be reproduced like this legally (called 'Freedom of Panorama'), but this doesn't apply in the USA, or e.g. France. You can read more about it here at wiki commons. Hope this helps!

    over 1 year ago