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caliroseJuly 28, 2008

I quit posting some time ago, even tho I would occasionally pop in to lurk.

Another poster (cooking?) remarked that a photo had been used by ivillage without her permission. I remember now that when ivilliage took over that was one of the provisions of this site. Anything posted including pictures is up for grabs by ivilliage....read below #7 of Terms of Service.

"By submitting content, which shall include your member name, to any "public area" of the GardenWeb Network, including, but not limited to, the forums and your personal website, exchange page and journal, you grant iVillage a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, sublicense, assign, derive revenue or other remuneration from, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such content. If you are not the creator of such content, you also warrant that the holder of any Rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any visitor or member to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content solely for personal, noncommercial use. "

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To Quote Charlie Brown, "GOOD GRIEF"!!!!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 8:03PM
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Yes, I was aware of that--it's not a secret, they tell you right up front when you join. I am constantly amazed that people join and then are surprised later by the terms they've agreed to!

As for me, everything I paint is usually from a published pattern that anyone could find if they wanted it. I only use my items for personal use or gifts. In fact, I would probably be very flattered if Gardenweb ever thought anything I did was good enough to publish elsewhere. LOL

For anyone doing original artwork that you would not want used by someone else, you might want to be discriminate about what you post here or elsewhere on the World Wide Web.

Gardenweb gives us a FREE forum to chat and share pictures if we choose to do so. I really enjoy the forums and have no problems with the terms of service.


    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 1:52AM
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Luvs, most of my work is not from other patterns. It is original and I would not want it published anywhere without my consent. I do agree that being discriminate about what and where I post is important.

I DID READ the agreement but had forgotten the rules since it had been a long time since I had posted. I should have looked again at the terms before posting any pics.

I also like the forums and have no problem with terms of service, I will just have to remember not to post any more paintings!


    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 9:52AM
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Rhonda~ too bad cause we'll miss seeing your paintings, but I totally understand.
I'm with Luvs, I am usually using someone else's patterns for what I paint so I don't give a fig, but if it was my original I'd want it protected.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2008 at 11:23AM
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Thanks Anj. I will stick to posting non-original works. Maybe I can find some of my tole type paintings also.

When I teach, I generally use a pattern from books, although I do not copy or distribute copies of the pattern. I simply show the student how to create the work on canvas. And I have done workshops that were specific, such as water related -- waterfalls, winding creeks, rocks, ocean waves, etc.


    Bookmark   August 1, 2008 at 11:38AM
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Calirose, we'd love to see your tole type paintings. You are so talented to be able to do both. Please share what you can, and we understand about your need to protect your originals. Luvs

    Bookmark   August 1, 2008 at 2:40PM
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