Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The use of photographs in blogs

It seems that if we use other people's photographs, we should reference them just as we would if we were to use their words in a quotation. There are various ways of doing this--I've started putting links to photograph sources at the bottom of my posts.

What do you think? Is this something bloggers should do?

4 comments:

Michael said...

yup, and it's why I never post pictures I don't take myself. I'm an art historian and hyperactively sensitive to photo rights.

Brad Wright said...

It's interesting how differently people treat words versus images. People I know who would never plagiarize someone else's words readily copy their images without acknowledgement. (I include myself, at least until recently). A surprising double-standard.

joe paskewich said...

good thoughts on that.. i've used photos of others and have wondered myself... giving the link and attribution is the route to go..

thanks for thinking out loud!!!

joe paskewich

fernando said...

I recall the Hindustan Times used to put "courtesy of the internet" under some of its international news stories.

This is something I've been pondering a lot lately - not least because I got a rather terse comment in response to my recent post about Jean Baudrillard's passing.

Typically I link a source page in the post, but I don't typically make it obvious this is the image source (which I probably should). What I'm in two minds about is what to do when the original source of an image is not clear and it appears in multiple locations.