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WEBGRAFFITI January 25, 2005 5:11 PM

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 June 18, 2005 12:46 PM

This so totally rocks!!! I Have started to get back on my feet again... i will now be able to post daily... FINALLY hehe... so i really want to contribute to this group! where do you get all this? are they just copied from the web? where would you find them and how do u make use of all this cool stuff?  [ send green star]
 
 June 18, 2005 2:34 PM

I really just do a google gif or animation or emoticon search. Hope all is well. with you. Have you been receiving my emails? Hopefully, I haven't sent you too many.  [ send green star]
 
 June 18, 2005 3:42 PM

Hey Ladies!How are you?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 June 19, 2005 12:37 PM

GREAT! things are soo good... maybe 2 good! meaning i have no time but hey... i am pleased things are on the up ... havent recieved any emails... and if its network messages i never check those :S... so what are you all up 2 nowadays?  [ send green star]
 
HI July 13, 2005 5:03 PM

Just happened on this....and I find it totally AWSOME!  Just had to join and take advantage of all the cool stuff.  Maybe I'll learn as I go.

You people rock!

((Hugs))

Judi W.

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Asking for trouble???? July 13, 2005 5:08 PM

Soo will I get in trouble if I use any of this stuff?  Is this just for here on this MB?  Please, let me know instead of waiting for the authorities to tell me!

Judi

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Hi Judy! July 17, 2005 7:50 PM

Thank You so much for asking! Let us see..

Webgraffiti has a page explaining, but it is in Italian... so I used Babelfish to translate from Italian to English. They say:

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"The GIF animated collections in the WG archives is considered Royalty-Free and/or part of the public dominion. The GIF animated inserted in records of WG is not singularly subject to the copyright, therefore they can be unloaded and used liberations for scopes does not trade them. Instead the transfer of the entire collections on other situated Internet is prohibited, mailing list, newsletter and cdrom, independently from the purposes of lucro."

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So - According to them - YES! And they add that just because they make money from the newsletters, link partners and ads all over their pages - none of this is for profit (..huh?)

But Waita minute! I see some of my animations there! Hm... I distinctly remember doing this animation for Care2 - whatsit doing at Webgraffiti? They CLEARLY say that ALL their animations are royalty-free, part of public dominion and not subject to copyright... WTF? I made that animation for Care2 so to generate profits that will go to support Wildlife -- how is my work generating anything for Wildlife at Webgraffiti?

I sure as  didn't give them any permission to use my anims! Could they have stolen other animators work? Hm.. Yep. LOTS. And LOTS.

So to answer your question "Soo will I get in trouble if I use any of this stuff?" - Yes, you could get in trouble. If you download and use - and the Author/Artist file a Copyright Complaint with your Internet Provider - they (your ISP or site, such as Care2.com) are bound by law to take care of the matter (ranging everything from closing your Internet Account to written warning or request, Small Claims Court, etc, depending on the offense).

On a side note: Webgraffiti also says (same page):

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"Compulsorily it is prohibited to directly linkare the GIFs to the page where they reside! You must necessarily save the GIF animated on yours hard disk!
Moreover, therefore making, you will have the images animated always available for all the uses that it will appeal to to make some to you. THANKS! "

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(Basically: "Forbidden to steal our bandwidth by direct-linking!)

Some sites on the net allow direct-linking, some don't. Always check before cutting-and-pasting those URL's.

My sincerest Thank You's and A Green Star for Judy for asking such an important question! If the net had more people like You, we'd have a net with a lot more Artists feeling safe to share their work online!

 

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 July 18, 2005 7:35 AM

What about pages that want you to link back to them?I`m not sure how you do that.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 January 19, 2006 1:16 PM

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THIS IS THE BEST GROUP I HAVE BEEN INTO August 31, 2006 10:26 PM

I AM SOOO HAPPY TO BE HERE AND LEARN AND MEET EVERYONE!!!..THANKS FOR THE INVITATION!!!..MY NAME IS CAROL, FROM OHIO..HELOOOOO EVERYONE!!!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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