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Please feel free to delete this message from your user-talk page after viewing... Ashcraft - (talk) 14:54, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Image copyright status

You uploaded the following two pictures with a copyright status of "public domain". If they are indeed in the public domain, please provide the reason or a verification of this claim (i.e. expired copyright + date of publication), inelligible for copyrights, etc.). One of the sources contain an explicit copyright statement © 2010 photobucket inc. all rights reserved - although no such statement is required for works to be protected by US copyright law.

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p.s. I did a search and found an image here: that is stained for laminin, although I cant be sure what color is representing that protein. To use it, you should include the link to the Creative Commons License for that image under copyright status. Its also best to include a full description in the summary field during upload.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 17:26, 19 February 2010 (UTC)


I am pasting the relevant portion of Photobucket's ( terms of use regarding uploaded images. I confirmed by email that images can be used in the public domain as long as they are not used for strictly commercial purposes:

Proprietary Rights in Content on Photobucket. 6.1 Photobucket does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post on or through the Photobucket Services. By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content on or through the Photobucket Services, you hereby grant to Photobucket and other users a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, worldwide, limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and translate such Content, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Site in any media formats through any media channels, except Content marked "private" will not be distributed outside the Photobucket Services. Photobucket and/or other Users may copy, print or display publicly available Content outside of the Photobucket Services, including without limitation, via the Site or third party websites or applications.Carl BarrowsAshcraft - (talk) 18:09, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

OK - excellent. You should edit the "copyright status" on the image description file to include the "terms of use" link and text you included above. You'll see an edit link above the image (at the Pool) just as with any other page.

However, the term "public domain" should be removed from the copyright status. Its a legal term that basically means the copyright holder has released all rights. Only the author of the work can do that, and apparently their use is restricted to non-commercial. The problem with such sites (like flickr also) is that people upload images they dont own the rights to..

You can claim "Fair Use - education purpose" for the copyright status of the other image. We typically avoid "Fair Use" claims because of the legal restrictions on their use. But given the difficulty you may have in finding supporting images for that topic, one "fair use" image is certainly OK.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 18:09, 22 February 2010 (UTC)


I looked on the Flickr website and found the very same image (laminin3) I was going to use from Does this make a difference? There's no copyright notice on the site forbidding use of the image but I'll leave it up to you.

It might not be obvious, but it is there. Look on the lower right portion of the page and you will see a notice that says. "Additional Information: © All rights reserved".

Through flickr - you can search for "Creative Commons License" images, which is a method for copyright holders to give restricted permission for use of materials. Search using the advanced search page for CC photos and if you find one, include the link to the CC license - which can be found at the same location on the page except the text says "Some rights reserved".

--Ashcraft - (talk) 18:19, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

nowiki tags

I'm having some difficulty separating some text blocks with headings on my wiki page. I've tried the usual formatting over and over and it all comes out as solid text in the third section of the page. What am I doing wrong here?

Carl Barrows

You have (<nowiki>) tags scattered around your page, which tells the software not to treat what follows as wikimedia content - meaning not to apply code. Its really only used for tutorial pages and such where you want the wikimedia code displayed on the page rather than applied.

I removed them and your heading are now visible.

p.s. we encourage users to use the "footnote" system for references. See Help:Footnote for help in setting that up.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 02:07, 27 March 2010 (UTC)