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message 1: by Bionic Jean (last edited Aug 11, 2015 01:48AM) (new)

Bionic Jean (bionicjean) | 43 comments Is the Encyclopaedia Britannica online an acceptable (and permissible) source for the profile picture on an author's page please?


message 2: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments I would say no, their terms and conditions do not appear to permit reuse of their content


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
They are not.

In general, the only acceptable sources for an author's photo are the author themselves (with permission), the copyright holder of a photo (with permission), or a photo in the public domain.


message 4: by Bionic Jean (new)

Bionic Jean (bionicjean) | 43 comments Thanks Paula and rivka.


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