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Palestinian slingers
May 31st, 2024 at 12:08pm
 
Hello! Does anybody know who holds image rights for the photo of slingers posted on Aug 10, 2014? If so, please email me at mschmader@unm.edu. Much thanks! Matt Schmader
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Reply #1 - May 31st, 2024 at 11:23pm
 
What photo?  Do you have a link to the photo or the post?
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Reply #2 - Jun 22nd, 2024 at 9:59am
 
Sorry Joe, for some reason when I do searches on that date (Aug 10, 2014) now I do not see any posts. The photo is of Palestinian youths slinging from a hill and I'm sure Thearos posted it. I am trying tom obtain permission to use this in a book, so I don't know if I can get it from slinging.org if I can't find the original photographer? Or if you can put me in touch with Thearos via email? My email is mschmader@unm.edu. Thanks for your help, much appreciated!
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Reply #3 - Jun 22nd, 2024 at 11:41am
 
Thanks for providing the image.

Let me start by saying I'm not a lawyer, nor am I trained in legal matters related to forums on the Internet.  Questions about copyrights and related stuff have come up in the past though, so I have read a little bit on the subject to try to get an idea of things.  When a user posts something on a forum (not just slinging.org, but any forum), that person holds the rights to their own words.  This includes pictures, video, etc.  Basically in the event of any legal situation, a user is responsible for what they post and not the forum.  So no, slinging.org cannot grant use permission for any content posted by a member.

Content that already has a copyright is another matter.  It's technically not legal to post copyrighted material on a forum.  Unless of course you're the owner of it.  That obviously does happen though (meaning copyrighted material getting posted).  But I think for the vast majority of situations it's either unknown or ignored by the owner.  As an example, if someone finds an image of a slinger on the Internet and posts it here, it's just for communication/entertainment purposes.  No one is making money from it, or using it for advertising, etc.  I'm not sure where a "fair use policy" might come into play, but maybe I just described it.  Again, grain of salt for all the legal stuff.

All that aside, I ran a Google Image search on the picture.  The earliest result it found is this one from 2013: https://www.jpost.com/magazine/features/hot-off-the-arab-press-329593.  In the linked article, the caption under the image reads photo credit: REUTERS.  I searched for Reuters and here is their website: https://www.reuters.com/.  You could try reaching out to these websites to inquire further about the image.
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Reply #4 - Jun 22nd, 2024 at 1:41pm
 
Wow Joe, you have gone way above and beyond with this! Very timely and very thorough, much obliged.
I appreciate all you do and will follow up on the leads.
I'll let you know if anything interesting develops.
Best regards, Matt Schmader
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