Friday, October 16, 2009

Around The Web

I find it interesting that the owner of Daily Gun Pictures blog asks for contributions but doesn't give credit or provide a link to his source's website.
Just "These were emailed to me...."
(FYI the text above those photos is mine, too).

I have access to many more interesting and rare guns for his site plus the skills to create nice photos and descriptions, but will have to gently remind him of Netiquette when I send the next ones.

Nobody should get blog content handed to them without a little consideration these days.
Am I right?


Albatross said...

You are absolutely right. It's so damn easy just to add a link back to the original source that to not do so is incredibly lazy or dishonest.

I would gently demand acknowledgement and a link back to here.

Matthew Robertson said...

In addition, I'd add a watermark. Something subtle is fine, since it would mostly be to give other people a way to find you. These images are going to end up elsewhere, and including a website or email address can remain long after the original attribution is lost.

Dave said...

I keep forgetting to add watermarks to my pictures. I have found a number of my photos used on other pages, but the way I have found them is that the people did in fact link it back to my blog or at minimum post the blog name.

No telling how many are just out there with no attribution. At least you tend to find your stuff.

KenKzak said...

I wouldn't have even started ZZakk's Lab without the photographs you take of my stuff. Way too often I plain forget to credit you. That's why I want to add a tagline somewhere listing you as House Photographer.
I don't much like the watermarks, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.