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Aug 26, 2015 10:28 AM CST
Name: Jennifer Temple
Welland, Niagara Region, Ontar (Zone 6b)
Abrasive personality,corrosive even
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Region: Canadian
When I post my pictures, they are all taken by me from my own gardens. If I list them as "public domain" what I am intending to say is anyone is welcome to them. Am I doing this correctly. I do not intend to suggest they were taken from the "public Domain". Rolling my eyes.
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Aug 26, 2015 10:33 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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I wouldn't list them as public domain. That relinqueshes all your rights to protect the image in the future. It means anyone can take it, repost it on another website and even claim it as their own.

My advice would be to leave it as "All rights reserved" or use the Creative Commons license, which is a little more protective of your rights.
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Aug 26, 2015 10:37 AM CST
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
This was something I thought about. I made them Public domain as soon as I joined here as I do not mind other people "snagging" them. Now that I've been looking at more pictures here, I find many that are not taken by the people uploading them to the site. I hope the info in Photo Location is enough to show that I took the photo, such as "Wet area in my yard" or " Our Prairie to be, near Central Iowa".
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Aug 26, 2015 10:41 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Kim, definitely consider switching over to creative commons. That continues to let other people snag them, but it prevents them from being misused.
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Aug 26, 2015 1:57 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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I agree - you don't want to find one day that your picture has been used for (for instance) a commercial for a product you are not comfortable with, AND without getting any compensation.
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Aug 27, 2015 5:31 PM CST
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Name: Rob Duval
Milford, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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dave said:Kim, definitely consider switching over to creative commons. That continues to let other people snag them, but it prevents them from being misused.


This is how I upload my own personal photos here. I want others to use them if it helps them in some way, but it allows me to at the very least be credited for them. I also upload all my plant photos on wikicommons under the same license for use across all wikis in the same fashion.
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Aug 27, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
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Following Dave's advice my pictures are all creative commons.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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