On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 08:25:24PM +0100, Kake L Pugh wrote:
I'd like to use some public domain photos as node
images on RGL. I'm
not entirely sure how to do this within the "node image" system - the
OpenGuides templates automatically put the little "(c)" copyright
symbol in front of the name of the person who took the photo. I found
a public domain licence on the Creative Commons site:
but I don't really understand this sort of thing so I thought I'd ask
for help here. What should I put in the little boxes on the
OpenGuides edit form in this situation?
Something being in the public domain means that, roughly, all rights have
been waived; so it doesn't make any sense to claim that they are
copyrighted. OpenGuides needs be to changed somehow to remove the (c) in
That CC "licence" seems to only muddy the waters, as it's not actually a
licence at all. I would avoid us linking to that.
One could use a certain marker in the node_image_url system - if
"publicdomain" is contained in the URL, replace the copyright text with
"image in the public domain" or similar. Without adding another metadata
field (eg image_is_public_domain) I can't see a better way to do it.
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