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A clarification on photos please. Your rules do not address old
photos/negatives from our personal collections by unknown
photographers. A Will Whittaker photo is one thing (for example),
but an accidental shot of a boxcar taken 60 years before the print
turned up in a pile family snapshots at a local antiques mall is
something else entirely. I know that technically the intellectual property
still resides with the creator, his/her heirs or his/her
assigns, but in many cases there is no way to trace this, the
photographer may likely be deceased, and nobody is left to care.
I'm sure you too have such photos in your personal collection. How
are we to handle these if we want to post them to the group? Would
something like "Collection of Garth Groff, original photographer
unknown" be acceptable?
I don't want to stir up a lot of chatter about intellectual
rights, but this is a valid question for you to address.
Garth Groff 🏴
On 4/16/18 1:07 PM, Mikebrock wrote:
. . . Placing
photos in the file space involves issues associated with
copyright and property rights. Members are allowed to upload
photos into the file and/or photo spaces but only those photos
that the members took themselves or those for which they have
permission from the photo seller or other source to present on
the internet for public consumption. Members are expected to
obtain by themselves the necessary permissions. Failure to do
so could result in the member being excluded from using the
file and photo spaces. All photos placed in the file space are
for personal use only by members of the STMFC and any rights
for other usage must be negotiated with the party holding
rights to the photo's usage. Photos placed in the STMFC file
space must include in the description the source of the photo.
The STMFPH is an associated group used to provide additional
storage space and the same conditions apply to photo activity
in that group. Announcements of steam era frt car related
items for sell are permitted BUT actual lists of items should
be made available from the seller upon request rather than in
the message. Announcements of such sells should be kept at a
minimum. The primary objective of the group is to exchange
information concerning the subject . . . .
STMFC and RealSTMFC