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message 1: by Arthur (new)

Arthur (warrior1775) | 62 comments Jan Ciechanowski For this author please add photo from this reputable site:

https://www.coldwarradiomuseum.com/th...


message 2: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 25281 comments Photos for authors are generally problematic as it comes down to copyright.

I've moved the book to the existing author profile which includes his middle inital, but anyone searching for the book will be able to find it just using the name on the cover.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

From the edit page:
"Copyright is important!
So before you upload an image, make sure that either:

You own the rights to the image (usually meaning that you created the image yourself)
You can prove that the copyright holder has licensed the image under a free license
You can prove that the image is in the public domain
You believe, and state, a fair use rationale for the specific use of the image that you intend"

basically you have to be able to state what the copyright is, and we have to list the details.


message 3: by Arthur (new)

Arthur (warrior1775) | 62 comments Sandra wrote: "Photos for authors are generally problematic as it comes down to copyright.

I've moved the book to the existing author profile which includes his middle inital, but anyone searching for the book w..."


Thank you so much Sandra. Is the copyright issue resolved if its an image from Amazon (which owns Goodreads)? https://www.amazon.com/Defeat-Victory...


message 4: by Arthur (new)

Arthur (warrior1775) | 62 comments Andrew wrote: "rivka wrote: "Author pics from a book are not sources that we can use to add an author photo here. We need an image where the copyright holder has explicitly approved having the cover used on Goodr..."

Thank you


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