Valter Jacinto

Nature Photographer

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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.

    13 days 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.

    13 days 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?

    13 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: That explains it, thanks.

    13 days 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.

    13 days 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!

    13 days ago

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    Scott Ellsworth commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jeremy Rice: Thanks Jeremy. Things did seem to be working after your last post but now it seems there may be a problem again. Here's an example. Two days ago, I uploaded an image for Megacerops acer on Flickr. There is an EOL page for the species already, and I'm pretty sure I tagged it correctly, but it still hasn't made it to the EOL page. The image is at https://www.flickr.com/photos/113949770@N03/15949192005/. Just thought I'd bring it up again.

    14 days ago

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    John Dolan commented on "Peniculistom mytili":

    Endocommensal found in the mantle cavity

    16 days ago

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    John Dolan commented on "Peniculistoma mytili":

    Endocommensal found in the mantle cavity

    16 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Yes, individual tolweb contributors retain copyright and select a license. It's easy to change the license, but you would have to negotiate that with the copyright owner directly.

    16 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

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    16 days ago • deleted: 16 days ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: EOL has a lot of TOLWeb content http://eol.org/content_partners/3 (Katja was largely responsible for coordinating it all both before and after she came to EOL) but it all depends on the particular contributors.

    16 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Yes, I saw that, but I wondered if anyone from EoL had been chatting to ToLweb people to see what, if any, information they might be willing to place under CC (e.g. CC-SA-NC)

    16 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: It has © All Rights Reserved at the bottom of the page, so we can't use it here unfortunately.

    16 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: ToLweb have a good page (http://tolweb.org/Glomeromycota), but I don't know if EoL has any arrangement with them, and I'm unsure of the CC rights etc of their pages.

    16 days ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Harvesting text for higher taxa from Wikipedia is problematic & error prone. We used to have a way for a curator to request a specific page harvest but 1) it isn't working anymore and 2) I'm not sure it worked for higher taxa.

    17 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Incidentally, why don't we have any textual information (even from Wikipedia) about this major fungal group: http://eol.org/pages/6355/overview ? Do we not harvest this sort of thing?

    17 days ago

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    Jeremy Rice commented on "EOL Curators":

    Okay, things should have magically re-appeared by now. Sorry for the trouble, thanks for pointing it out!

    18 days ago

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    Jeremy Rice commented on "EOL Curators":

    We do seem to be having an issue with image uploads at the moment; this affects both icon-creation (i.e.: for collections) as well as image cropping. I'll look into it now. Thanks!

    18 days ago

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    Scott Ellsworth commented on "EOL Curators":

    Anyone know if there's an issue with images at the moment? I've uploaded and/or cropped some and they seem to be there as files but not as images. For example, there are three images for Dimetrodon limbatus but they aren't showing up. (http://eol.org/pages/4530666/overview) This has only happened to images from the last day or two.

    18 days ago