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the stolen photo

Having had some time to calm down and think a bit, I elected to create my own Wikimedia account and edit my stolen picture to include this:

This photo was originally taken by Mark Hunter, a resident of Albion and a photographer/writer for the local newspaper, Albion New Era. It's original internet posting can be seen here: http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c97/ozma914/Albion/?action=view¤t=Albion-indiana-courthouse.jpg I would like to request the photo either be credited to him, or removed with an apology.

Maybe it's taking the high road, or maybe it's fear that he might end up having a black belt in karate; but I felt starting out in a calm and reasonable manner would be the way to go. I have pfeifferpack to thank for giving me this idea; here I was all full of loud, extreme and/or violent notions, and until she did it herself it never occurred to me to simply add an edit to the page, and see what happens! Surely there's no point in going all medieval on his ass over one photo. Yet.


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Apr. 2nd, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
Great idea. And yes, kudos to your friend with the good advice. The sane approach is better. XD
Apr. 2nd, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
If only more of us took time to calm down and then followed the sane approach!
Apr. 2nd, 2008 06:58 am (UTC)
I thought you told me he took a couple of others, too?
Apr. 2nd, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
One other, but I'm not 100% sure it's mine -- only 99%; and I can't find the original online. It's probably on a hard drive or disk at my house, but until I locate that I don't feel comfortable making a claim on it.
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Apr. 3rd, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
The scariest episode *ever*!

(Hint: DON'T BLINK.)
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Apr. 5th, 2008 07:13 am (UTC)
No, not yet -- we've been completely taken by the good Doctor, and have spent every spare moment we could following his adventures.
Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
Good thinking, Mark. I have created a discussion page and pasted in your and Kathleen's comments as well, as they have not yet shown up on the main page. Hope you don't feel I'm interfering!

ETA: Interfering more here - I found their main copyright discussion area. I posted a comment and had a response:

If that is indeed true, then we would definitely remove it (unless your friend would like to license it freely -- the permission cannot be just for Wikipedia, it must be for everyone). However, I'm not convinced yet that it is true. The photo in question was uploaded to commons on August 18, 2005 (the day after it was taken) and has dimensions of 2,500×2,074. The version on the photobucket site claimed as the source has dimensions of 800x664, and its upload date on the photobucket server is claimed as August 29, 2007, so it is clearly not the original source of the commons image. Furthermore, the camera used is consistent with several other uploads from User:Tysto, but I don't see that same camera type on any other image in your friend's photobucket gallery, and is not the same camera used for the majority of his photos there. The photobucket album has several historical images obviously taken from elsewhere on the internet... is it possible that your friend did the same with this image, but forgot about that fact? Carl Lindberg 14:40, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

You may wish to follow this up...

Edited at 2008-04-02 03:12 pm (UTC)
Apr. 5th, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)
I will follow up on it -- with an apology to him, you, and everyone else. I can't begin to tell you how torn up I am right now.
Apr. 2nd, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
I think you probably made the wise decision here.
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