Ewwww now we have to do work for our images
But really, I'm ok with this. A Reverse image search is all you need in finding an image source.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources has a fuckton of places to get shit from the public domain — that is, absolutely free to use for whatever you want without asking anybody for permission.
http://search.creativecommons.org/ lets you search various domains for things that fall under the creative commons license. It's super cool. Just make sure you write down who to attribute the picture to.
…so, we'll be deleting pretty much every image from every SCP then?
Oh boy, copyright rears its ugly head and fucks up something else.
Any resources for finding the owners of images? I've never had any luck with reverse image searches. Also, where should that attribution thing go, in the article text? Is it code, does it show up in the article?
I don't know of any better way to go about it than reverse image search — if that doesn't turn up anything, you could try asking on dedicated forums for the topic at hand where it might have come from, I suppose.
The attribution can go on the article's discussion page.
'Mokay. Thank goodness I've only used two images, and one of them I took myself. Time to go trash the other one, because I know very well where it came from.
EDIT: Oh wait, I just remembered I have five skips, not four. This is going to fuck up SCP-740 something awful. What the hell can I do about it when I need a particular image like that?
Mark down where you got it from in the discussion page. If you really don't want to risk it, I think the article would be fine without that picture.
If no source can be found, the image may be used until we receive notification—from the creator or another, knowledgeable source—that it is in violation of a copyright.
I looked up your picture, and it got 8 pages of results (that's a lot). I'm pretty sure you won't get sued by the picture taker, since he/she may not even be alive.
You could always look on research sites with the picture, and trace the bibliography, I guess.
And I have no idea if it is copyrighted or not, so do what you like.
I suppose it's possible that it's not. I don't know, this is overwhelming and confusing and more than a little aggravating. I wouldn't be nearly so angry if it weren't integral to the article itself. I took the image off 1381 anyway, because A) I got it off a furniture store's website, and B) who really cares anyway.
Okay, what if the image I intend to use is actually the result of manipulation/combination of several images, one of which might be copyrighted and the others are *source unknown* (mostly found via google image, specifically, hosted on a website about AIDS being a bioweapon…), would having one permission (from the one where I can sorta track down the author) be okay-dokay ?
If I were to go to a free wallpaper website and use one of their pictures, how would that work? Are said pictures under public domin or do I have to get permission first?
pew pew pew all the heretics
Wait, so, can we use the images from the visual records for SCPs?
So I thought the image team was removing all images from articles that they couldn't determine CC compliance for, but I guess maybe this guide is dated or something.
They were at one point, but I'm not sure what happened to the activity regarding that project. Also, I don't think the Image Team addresses images in the newest-posted articles (notably, pages obviously in deletion range).
They might regrouping and finding volunteers though, or working through staff restructure.
Is there an existing thread where we can request created images?
If you're looking an image for an SCP article or tale, you can make a thread asking for help in the General Advice forum.
Generally, if you're asking someone to create an image for you, it's good to at least have a draft ready so they have a. an idea of what description the image should match and b. some indication that you're committed to whatever final product will be using the image they're creating for you.