Is it OK to "steal" pictures for school reports, etc?

Started May 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Joseph T Lewis III
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Re: No, it's not
In reply to Cane, May 20, 2013

Cane wrote:

Doug J wrote:

MaxTux wrote:

(And it's not a matter of "stealing").

The sad reality is that this is common practice. Kids are actually encouraged to simply pick up images from whatever source they can and include that in their school projects. For some reason that I find very hard to understand, those evaluating such assignments would have no tolerance for including a piece of text not authored by the student, but doing the same with an image is somehow OK.

So I don't care about "stealing", I care about the system that conditions kids to have vastly different levels of authorship respect between the text and the images.


Was it your intention to direct your reply to me?

Do you know how to use the internet? Just because it's under you doesn't mean it's a response to you. Go to flat view.

You might want to learn to use the internet (and DPReview in particular) yourself, before making snarky remarks to others.  MaxTux's post was clearly labeled "In reply to Doug".  So, you just showed the world that YOU don't know how things work.

Doug J did it the right way; he replied directly to the person who made the original post.  MaxTux (albeit probably innocently and not realizing the nuances of how DPR handles replies) did not.

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