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Never post a "Stock Image" on CivilWarTalk!

We see this frequently with photos from sites like Getty Images, Alamy, iStockPhoto or Shutterstock.

Frequently these are the photos with that annoying watermark on them, usually right across the main image, or in the corner, but not always!

It doesn't matter if you saw the photo in a news story, or on Pinterest, or a blog article, or Twitter or Facebook. Even if it has the watermark, it's a copyright photo, and you cannot post it without paying a license fee, and no amount of attribution will make posting the photo without paying the fee, legal.

If you haven't paid the licensing fee for the photo to be on CivilWarTalk, which can be anywhere from $10 to hundreds of dollars, then it cannot be posted here.

Remember our policy! It Applies to Stock Photos Too!


... When it comes to Photos and Images from Anywhere:
  • You can always post photos and images that were taken by YOU, or created by YOU.
  • You can usually post photos and images from the Civil War period because they are typically in the Public Domain, but not always! You may need to learn more or consult an expert on this!
  • You may post a photo or image if you know the photographer / copyright owner (like your spouse) and have explicit permission to post it.
  • Don't post photos or images you don't own, or don't have permission to post!
… Posting an image you don't have permission to use is ... considered copyright infringement. You the USER can be held responsible for any damages. Don't let this happen!
 

CivilWarTalk

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Here is the rub on Civil War period photos in the Public Domain:

Sometimes these are taken by Stock Photo Companies and used as Paid Stock Photos! Just by altering the photo with their watermark, it becomes a copyright photo, or so they say.

Now, one might try to argue in court that these are not legally something they can claim as their own, but do you want to argue that in court? I don't. SO we don't allow these type of "Civil War Period Stock Photos".

Better to go find the original photo at the Library of Congress, or wherever it originated from!
 
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