SCP-1678 "UnLondon"

Got this PM from Nighkos.

Greetings Roget,

As Captain of the Image Team, I thought I'd bring to your attention an issue I've noticed recently.

A short while ago, I read SCP-1678: Unlondon, and really enjoyed it. However, while reading the discussion pages, I saw a conversation that concerned me. The third comment on the page starts a discussion between the author and another user about how "Both pictures are watermarked, just a bit of cropping should do it." The author later agrees.

After some reverse image searching, I've found the source of the two images:

http://immanuel.deviantart.com/art/The-Grand-Admiral-100269579
http://tomaskral.cz/92703/845309/works-personal/ashfall-project

This is a pretty blatant violation of the current image policy. I understand the use of some images is a "grey" area (considering how things are shared on the internet), and that this article was created long before the current Image Policy, but I feel cropping out a watermark without permission is a serious issue.

As much as I enjoyed the article, I realize the loss of the images would be a shame. Hopefully, the image creators can be contacted and a suitable agreement can be reached. If this has already been done behind the scenes, maybe Staff Post in the discussion thread so other hapless newbies like myself won't fret over this.

Thanks,
Nighkos

Sent a message to the dA guy:

Hello,

I am Roget, a moderator of a collaborative fiction website called the SCP Foundation. Recently, we noticed that one of your images was placed on our site without attribution in an article. Specifically, this image: http://immanuel.deviantart.com/art/The-Grand-Admiral-100269579

We would like to have your permission to use this image. In the article itself, we can credit you for creating the image, either with an in-character link to your website, or a post in the article discussion page attributing the image to you. If you would like the version of this image which lacks the watermark removed, we can replace it.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Roget

(Link to the SCP Wiki http://www.scp-wiki.net/)

And the other guy in email:

Hello,

I am Roget, a moderator of a collaborative fiction website called the SCP Foundation. Recently, we noticed that one of your images was placed on our site without attribution in an article. Specifically, this image: http://scp-wiki.wdfiles.com/local--files/scp-1678/STREET-WEB-READY%281%29.jpg

We would like to have your permission to use this image. In the article itself, we can credit you for creating the image, either with an in-character link to your website, or a post in the article discussion page attributing the image to you. If you would like the version of this image which lacks the watermark removed, we can replace it.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Roget

(Link to the SCP Wiki http://www.scp-wiki.net/)

If you don't mind, I would really like to use your PMs as a template to message people that own certain images. But I was wondering; isn't any image that is up on the site forced to follow Creative Commons? Just attribution is ok?

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