Images posted on myLot

Canada
January 13, 2008 12:18pm CST
Ok can someone please clarify this for me. When I go to post a picture, I agree that 1. the photo is not pornographic 2. I have the rights to digitally distribute the photo 3. give myLot the right to publicly display the photo What I'm having trouble with is #2. Does this mean that the photo must be an original? One that we own? took ourselve? Have the rights/copyrights to? I see sooooooo many images here that have been uploaded from the internet and posted here. I feel it's wrong to be paid for an image you have no rights to. To me, it's stealing someone else's image. What does #2 mean to you?
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I too am a bit confused with this. I have used at least one or 2 pictures off the net in the past, though now I tend to just give a link to it in my post (when warranted) instead as I don't want to be breaking this rule (or any other on here). I know of at least one mylotter who had their account banned after posting picture after picture in her discussions. So just be careful when adding pictures... I also feel that it is stealing, at least to some degree. After all, the picture was taken by someone else from someone we don't even know.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I would take it to mean that it is indeed your picture and as such you have the right to distribute it. So many things are copywritten you have to be careful to avoid copywrite problems. Or if it is not your picture you have permission to use it.
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@CocHawk (84)
• United States
13 Jan 08
Well, it really means that it is not a copyrighted image. There are a lot of images out there that are not copyrighted, and even more that have such a small copyright that nobody care or even knows. That is what it means to me.
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@OUT2WIN (669)
• United States
13 Jan 08
To me it means that mylot is covering their butts if any trouble were to come up from a member posting something that they shouldn't. I highly doubt that any one has been charged with a fine or criminal charge from doing this, I see it being more likely that its removed and thats that. Way too much money and time would be spent and most of the time proving it is hard to do. It's just fine print that applies to posting which is on most sites that you can post pictures from.
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@emarie (5453)
• United States
13 Jan 08
basically yes...but i really don't think anyone pays attention to those.
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• United States
14 Jan 08
Number 2 is a very good rule to have. I wish MyLot would enforce it. I never put any pictures on MyLot discussions or anywhere for that matter that I didn't take myself or find on a site that specifically says it's ok to distribute the pictures.