BBadger wrote:Yup, Copyright is implicit in most countries. There are also "fair use" laws, but I don't know how they apply to the images that were removed.
Don't know how 'fair use' is defined, or would apply, but I found this definition.
Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. It provides for the legal, unlicensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author's work.
More interestingly, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that embedding a link on a site to view something on another site is not a copyright infringement as no copy has been made. Not even when the material on the other site is an unauthorized copy of copyrighted material and that copy is therefore a copyright infringement; the site hosting the copy is in violation, but any site with a link to the copy is not.
The web is an interesting world.
More and more I'm seeing people using Creative Commons Licenses, not just for software, but for art and entertainment works. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-lis ... erLicenses