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  • Careful with Those Copyrights!

    I'm now on my third copyright issue, in this case the owner was gracious enough to allow the usage...

    BUT

    Please be careful when posting images. Give attribution where possible. Remember any given photograph is "owned" by the photographer.

    I know this can be frustrating on an interactive forum.

    Here's a couple of primers from the US and UK.
    Welcome to my Nightmare!

    https://sarafhawkins.com/copyright-o...oto-etiquette/
    https://assets.publishing.service.go...ice-201401.pdf

    cheers
    t

  • #2
    Things have become a lot less fun since things have tightened up over these last few months.

    How we can talk about the films and stars we love without pictures?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jamal.nazreddin View Post
      Things have become a lot less fun since things have tightened up over these last few months.

      How we can talk about the films and stars we love without pictures?
      But powerful members like Eric and Derrick, and a number of others, haven't needed pictures to dominate the forum with their prolific posts. Why talk about films when there are so many off topic discussions to keep us busy? This is the British Film Forum, after all! It's been like this for years.
      Last edited by cornershop15; 22nd February 2019, 11:18 PM.

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      • Shirley Brahms
        Shirley Brahms commented
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        Yes it has been like this for years and so has OTD which definitely does NOT dominate the forum. Your Extras is far more prolific and I rarely go there because I'm not particularly interested. No-one is forced to go where they are not interested. Anyway, your sarcasm has become "off topic".

      • cornershop15
        cornershop15 commented
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        Approximately two thirds of Wednesday's posts were in the off topic section, and it was more of the same the following morning when I pointed this out elsewhere (the 'Sighted' thread, as it happens). I''m more interested in identifications than sightings now so my posts there aren't as frequent as you might think.

    • #4
      Originally posted by cornershop15 View Post
      ...Why talk about films when there are so many off topic discussions to keep us busy? This is the British Film Forum....
      Dear cornershop, I'm not sure if you're being satirical, but all those off topic discussions drove me away from this British film forum for months.

      I can go to a boozy pub if I want to hear endless, lazy, muck-raking, inane, gossip-filled, off-topic conversations. I'd rather talk about British films.

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      • Shirley Brahms
        Shirley Brahms commented
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        What an utterly ridiculous statement. It can only be your own curiosity which compels you to open and torture yourself reading topics you look down on and despise. All you need do is control your curiosity and ignore them. Very simple.

      • cornershop15
        cornershop15 commented
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        Jamal's closing line: "I'd rather talk about British films".
        Shirley's reply: "What an utterly ridiculous statement"!

        I have a feeling Jamal was thinking of past experiences than current off-topic threads, which hopefully means he is doing the right thing by ignoring them Come and join us at Extras!

      • Shirley Brahms
        Shirley Brahms commented
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        The ridiculous statement was "all those off topic discussions drove me away from this British film forum for months" - very obvious, when you read my following sentence.

    • #5
      'Singing from the same hymn sheet' here, Jamal. I can't go out anymore anyway but think I have a fantastic (and in some ways) better lifestyle watching old films than arguing with people. I honestly feel enriched by some of the films I watch. The Apartment, The Asphalt Jungle and especially the long-awaited A Patch of Blue have all had a great effect on me this year.

      To get back to the original subject, I usually credit my sources when posting images from other sites. As we're in the Established Members section, I will admit to print-screening photographs that aren't meant to be saved, or copied here. Sometimes we can do this via Google Images. Oddly enough, visitors to IMDb are now free to download all their pictures these days (the dreaded sound of copyright infringement meant I had to print-screen even for private use beforehand). The least generous of the photo sites is MPTV Images. We can't even download their prominently watermarked pictures!

      Incidentally, the screencaps I posted at the new Public Eye thread yesterday are the first I've ever posted directly from my computer to the reply box. Photobucket is an absolute nightmare at the moment, pressurising customers to pay more money each month for extra bandwidth. When I try to proceed, I am actually confronted with a 'Your Computer Is Blocked' message (virus?) filling the screen with a number of overlapping voices. This is only happening after I've logged in. Is it some kind of revenge for ignoring their offer? Somewhat belatedly, I'm following in the footsteps of Will and Gerald and breaking away from Photobucket after exactly 10 years of loyalty.

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      • #6
        ^ Yes, Google Images used to be very flexible until, I hear, the Getty Company started restricting use.

        I am going to try to upload a screen shot of Valerie Hobson from a Pathe Newsreel via The Tinypic company of uploads—

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        • #7
          Originally posted by jamal.nazreddin View Post
          ^ Yes, Google Images used to be very flexible until, I hear, the Getty Company started restricting use.

          I am going to try to upload a screen shot of Valerie Hobson from a Pathe Newsreel via The Tinypic company of uploads—
          What's that copyright label that is (almost) cut off from that image?

          Steve

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          • cornershop15
            cornershop15 commented
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            British Pathé. Is that from Valerie Hobson's first wedding, to Anthony Havelock-Allan?
            Last edited by cornershop15; 23rd February 2019, 11:14 AM.

        • #8
          It's a 'Replica Royal Film Performance' of the ‘Mudlark’ at The Empire Cinema in Cardiff in 1950—


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          ( I think I've seen her wearing that veil in one of her advertisements.)

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiT8_7KTs5U

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          • #9
            This advertisement features a fascinating Indian sari rather than a veil. I don't know the date.

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            • #10
              Is this still about copyright?

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              • #11
                Originally posted by Shirley Brahms View Post
                Is this still about copyright?


                I must admit that I was puzzled by post #9 myself.

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                • #12
                  It refers directly to the comment made in the post that precedes it.

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                  • #13
                    Originally posted by StoneAgeMan View Post
                    It refers directly to the comment made in the post that precedes it.

                    Indeed, I managed to work that out for myself, but it's nowt to do with the thread subject. It depends on how much thread drift is considered acceptable. It's a tricky one.

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                    • #14
                      Originally posted by cornershop15 View Post

                      But powerful members like Eric and Derrick, and a number of others, haven't needed pictures to dominate the forum with their prolific posts. Why talk about films when there are so many off topic discussions to keep us busy? This is the British Film Forum, after all! It's been like this for years.

                      Every specialist forum I've ever belonged to has an off-topic section, it's the nature of the beast. Participation is optional, if you're not interested you stay away.

                      I will, however, admit that I find it rather odd that a few members only seem ever to post there and not elsewhere on the forum. There's not much point being on a film forum if you don't show any interest in the subject.

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