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Image Copyright[edit]

Hello, Teddy! I'm glad to introduce myself to a new user :) I'm here because you seem to be having trouble understanding the issues with image copyright. The thing is, even if it doesn't seem like that big a deal to just grab images you found on the internet, D&D Wiki could get in trouble if you use them in articles without permission. That's why we have to be serious about sourcing images and making sure we can use them, so that D&D Wiki and its owners don't get in legal trouble. Does that make sense? If not, please reply below and let me know what you're having trouble with, and I'll do my best to help :) --GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 20:15, 5 August 2017 (MDT)

I'd like to explain myself, since I see I upset you. Just to be clear, when you copy a picture to the wiki, we need to know 1) Who made the image, and 2) What license it's under (copyright, creative commons, or public domain). If an artist asserts copyright on their art, it's not fair to copy it without permission; if they've released it under a creative commons license, we still need to attribute them and provide a link.

"Google" isn't a source, it shows web search results. "Pinterest" isn't a source, it's an aggregate of images copied or linked to from other websites.

I don't delete willy nilly: I first use Google's reverse image search [1] to try and find the original. In the case of Freya.jpg, I found the original at Flickr. The artist is Susan Rudat, and the image is under copyright. Here's the thing though: You could ask her for permission to copy it, using the comments on that page! You might get no reply, or she might say no, or might say yes but with caveats (e.g. lower resolution).

This is how I acquired the image I used at Crypt Thing (4e Creature). I contacted the artist and they gave me permission to upload a lower resolution image and providing I gave a link to the original. Marasmusine (talk) 02:49, 25 August 2017 (MDT)

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