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Re: The rebirth of the Crash Photos Database

Post by hollie3sa » 1 year ago

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Motorsportrace wrote:
1 year ago
I don't think that Autosprint/Motosprint/whatever scans are forbidden... right?
I don't know about other countries. But there's a strict law in Germany:

Let's take a photograph for instance.
The author's right is and remains personal. The photographer/author can sell the right to reproduce the picture (i.e. in a newspaper) while the author's right remaines untouched. He and only he has the legal authority to decide who might use his photograph.
The author's right remains in force for 70 (some exceptions: 50) years after the author's death.
With the death of the photographer, the author's right devolves upon his heirs.
The same goes for newspaper articles as well.

When a newspaper publishes an article/photograph, there's two possibilities:
1. The newspaper itself holds the author's right.
2. The newspaper and the author have concluded a contract that regulates the use/reproduction of said article/photograph.

Anyhow:
Scanning articles surely is not forbidden.
Publishing them is. At least with German articles under German law.

Motorsportrace wrote:
1 year ago
Or newspapers finds (though all the newspapers.com stuff we have, was obtained not too legally... :suspicious: ).
I don't see why we would have obtained these articles illegaly. Unless there's a paragraph in their terms of use that explicitly forbids people to save articles without prior registration, we haven't done anything illegal.
We found a way around their insanely sophisticated safety mechanism.

Joke's on us though. We're the ones too stingy to acquire the premium access to their archive.

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Post by Motorsportrace » 1 year ago

hollie3sa wrote:
1 year ago
I don't know about other countries. But there's a strict law in Germany:

Let's take a photograph for instance.
The author's right is and remains personal. The photographer/author can sell the right to reproduce the picture (i.e. in a newspaper) while the author's right remaines untouched. He and only he has the legal authority to decide who might use his photograph.
The author's right remains in force for 70 (some exceptions: 50) years after the author's death.
With the death of the photographer, the author's right devolves upon his heirs.
The same goes for newspaper articles as well.

When a newspaper publishes an article/photograph, there's two possibilities:
1. The newspaper itself holds the author's right.
2. The newspaper and the author have concluded a contract that regulates the use/reproduction of said article/photograph.

Anyhow:
Scanning articles surely is not forbidden.
Publishing them is. At least with German articles under German law.
I didn't know that. I think it's quite similar in other countries as well.
hollie3sa wrote:
1 year ago
I don't see why we would have obtained these articles illegaly. Unless there's a paragraph in their terms of use that explicitly forbids people to save articles without prior registration, we haven't done anything illegal.
We found a way around their insanely sophisticated safety mechanism.

Joke's on us though. We're the ones too stingy to acquire the premium access to their archive.
You know: we haven't paid for them. I think it's quite obvious we should have.
And yes: I'm really too tightfisted to buy an account there. If there's a free way to obtain stuff we want, well, let's keep on... :suspicious:
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Post by PTRACER » 6 months ago

So we got linked to on Reddit with the Gordon Smiley crash, so we had a ton of people viewing the CPdB. It's starting to feel like a regular resource now, it's definitely getting around.

In terms of my own projects I have a year's worth of British crash posts to document now before I can move back to something else.
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Post by mattia2 » 6 months ago

PTRACER wrote:
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So we got linked to on Reddit with the Gordon Smiley crash, so we had a ton of people viewing the CPdB. It's starting to feel like a regular resource now, it's definitely getting around.

In terms of my own projects I have a year's worth of British crash posts to document now before I can move back to something else.
It is @PTRACER , on my Facebook page i always recommend using the CPDB, it's just the best source for photos on the internet.

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Post by PTRACER » 6 months ago

mattia2 wrote:
6 months ago
PTRACER wrote:
6 months ago
So we got linked to on Reddit with the Gordon Smiley crash, so we had a ton of people viewing the CPdB. It's starting to feel like a regular resource now, it's definitely getting around.

In terms of my own projects I have a year's worth of British crash posts to document now before I can move back to something else.
It is @PTRACER , on my Facebook page i always recommend using the CPDB, it's just the best source for photos on the internet.
What’s your FB page?
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Post by mattia2 » 6 months ago

PTRACER wrote:
6 months ago
mattia2 wrote:
6 months ago
PTRACER wrote:
6 months ago
So we got linked to on Reddit with the Gordon Smiley crash, so we had a ton of people viewing the CPdB. It's starting to feel like a regular resource now, it's definitely getting around.

In terms of my own projects I have a year's worth of British crash posts to document now before I can move back to something else.
It is @PTRACER , on my Facebook page i always recommend using the CPDB, it's just the best source for photos on the internet.
What’s your FB page?
Yellow Flag Talks, a small project i've started with some italian users of this forum 2 years ago. Now we have around 8000 likes, and from today we write also for an italian motorsport site. I've encoutered @sadsac in the comments, so it's also known by someone of you :)

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Post by sadsac » 6 months ago

Yes mattia2's FB page Yellow Flag Talks is a great page with some good pics
would recommend it

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