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Reposting someone else's pic - protocol?

Postby lsheen » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:31 pm

Hi all,

I have recently become fascinated (obsessed?) with finding out the names of the background peaks in some of the incredible Himalayan pics here on SP. I have started researching a gorgeous panorama taken from just below the summit plateau of Cho Oyu, originally posted by an SP member named "snowflake". I mentioned that I might do this in a post under the pic, and I posted a PM to his SP account asking for permission to do this. I have not heard back yet. I understand that folks come and go here, and we all have busy lives, so I don't feel in the least bit slighted or ignored. However, I have put a considerable amount of time into annotating the pano, and I believe that many SP members would find the results very interesting. Plus I'm just plain proud of the results, too!

I'm not finished yet, but I will be sooner or later. I have two questions: #1 - Is there a way to post to many SP'ers at once? Is there a forum topic for requests like this? I'm hoping that someone who is currently active here might know snowflake and let him know what's been asked.

#2 - Is there an amount of good-faith effort I can make to contact snowflake, after which I can repost the annotated version of this shot without violating SP protocol?

Of course - I would fully credit him in the caption for the repost, I'm not trying to steal anyone's property (or glory!) here. I just think that many SP'ers would enjoy the annotated version, and I would be disappointed if it went unposted because the original poster was no longer active.

Thanks in advance for your comments, info, and advice.

Big Lew
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Re: Reposting someone else's pic - protocol?

Postby Bob Sihler » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:50 pm

From the FAQ:

No copyrighted material may be uploaded to SummitPost without the permission of the copyright owner. This includes images, text, and all other types of intellectual property. SummitPost members are responsible for obtaining the necessary permission before posting any copyrighted material. If permission is granted by the copyright owner, the SummitPost member must credit the owner with a link or some other appropriate type of reference.


That really doesn't leave you any wiggle room since images uploaded here, even ones without a copyright notice or watermark added, are considered copyrighted material.

The member was last logged in here on September 15, so perhaps he will log in again soon. You should also try the option of contacting him by email.

Thank you for your concern and diligence about this. I hope you hear back from snowflake.
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Re: Reposting someone else's pic - protocol?

Postby lsheen » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:21 pm

Bob Sihler wrote:From the FAQ:

No copyrighted material may be uploaded to SummitPost without the permission of the copyright owner. This includes images, text, and all other types of intellectual property. SummitPost members are responsible for obtaining the necessary permission before posting any copyrighted material. If permission is granted by the copyright owner, the SummitPost member must credit the owner with a link or some other appropriate type of reference.


That really doesn't leave you any wiggle room since images uploaded here, even ones without a copyright notice or watermark added, are considered copyrighted material.

The member was last logged in here on September 15, so perhaps he will log in again soon. You should also try the option of contacting him by email.

Thank you for your concern and diligence about this. I hope you hear back from snowflake.


Me too! :D

Thanks for the info Bob, I really enjoy this website and the LAST thing I want to do is to start accumulating bad SP karma! I took your suggestion and sent him an email, I guess I'll keep working on it and hope!

Thanks again,

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