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Simple question

postcards

   
1:30 am on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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.

any thoughts?

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:

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2:30 am on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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.
3:06 am on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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.
5:14 pm on Aug 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If you've been there and you have a digital camera, why not take pictures of the places you've been and post those?
7:39 pm on Aug 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Incedible.

The propensity to scarf someone else's stuff.

Someone had to spend their time and effort to produce the card.

Man!