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Simple question postcards carpediem msg:3414483 1:30 am on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0) Hi,
Can I use postcards of the places that I have been to, on my adsense pages (along with other text content)?
Postcards are either scanned or I took a photo of a postcard with digital camera.
On postcards I cannot find any copyright notice.
europeforvisitors msg:3414485 1:44 am on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0)
Simple answer: No.
Longer answer: A postcard or other work needn't have a copyright notice to be protected by copyright. The only postcards you can safely copy are those that you know are in the public domain. Project Gutenberg has some useful guidelines:
promo.net jomaxx msg:3414509 2:30 am on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0)
EFV is right; virtually everything is copyrighted. You probably wouldn't get into trouble for using one postcard, but since you're speaking in the plural it sounds like you want to use a bunch of them to pad out your site's content. THAT is not a good idea. tim222 msg:3414527 3:06 am on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0)
There's no need to use scanned postcards. Just go on Google and search for "free stock photos" and you'll get more than 2 million results. ccDan msg:3428083 5:14 pm on Aug 21, 2007 (gmt 0)
If you've been there and you have a digital camera, why not take pictures of the places you've been and post those? Khensu msg:3428217 7:39 pm on Aug 21, 2007 (gmt 0)
The propensity to scarf someone else's stuff.
Someone had to spend their time and effort to produce the card.