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#1 Damo

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 11:56 PM

Hi girls and guys...

Just got a request this morning to use a leopard shark photo from my flickr site.
I have checked the person out and she is genuine.

However, am a little wary that if I accept this offer, my whole gallery could be exposed to copyright plunder/image mining

Any advice please greatfully received.

Damo

Request as follows...........

Hello,

My name is Cynthia and I work for NowPublic.com, a participatory journalism website. I wish to include your photos in an article about leopard sharks, and would like to request your permission to do so. Please check out the article and site at the link below in order to give permission, and thank you very much for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Cynthia Khoo
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#2 ScubaDiva

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:35 AM

I don't really know a lot about this type of thing but presumably you can specify exactly which shots they can use.
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#3 danielandrewclem

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 04:50 AM

The article in question is about leopard sharks, Triakis spp. whereas your photo is of the zebra shark (a.k.a. leopard shark), Stegostoma fasciatum, a much larger and more tropical species.

http://www.nowpublic...rwalk-trash-can

Edited by danielandrewclem, 06 August 2009 - 04:57 AM.

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#4 Damo

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 05:08 AM

The article in question is about leopard sharks, Triakis spp. whereas your photo is of the zebra shark (a.k.a. leopard shark), Stegostoma fasciatum, a much larger and more tropical species.

http://www.nowpublic...rwalk-trash-can


Ahh yes...........well spotted daniel-thanks a million for this
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#5 danielandrewclem

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:24 AM

No problem. These species are conflated all the time. The problem is, the name "zebra shark" suits Stegastoma only when it's a baby, and after that the name "leopard shark" seems so much more appropriate.

I commented on the site, so maybe they'll take down the video of the Thai Stegastoma.
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#6 jonhanson

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 03:30 PM

shark species notwithstanding, I imagine the people who email you for permission are unlikely to be the ones you need to worry about.
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#7 Woodiver

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 04:51 PM

A few months ago I received a request to use a photo of a Komodo dragon from the same group based in Vancouver BC, I gave approval, no problem so far...

#8 jeremypayne

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:48 PM

How would saying yes expose you to any risk you don't already face?
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#9 Damo

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:19 AM

How would saying yes expose you to any risk you don't already face?



True Jeremy...true :)

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