Posting downloaded TNA documents

Discussion in 'Copyright & Licensing Issues' started by Daft Bat, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    I know that many of you pay for and download documents such as wills from the National Archives and sometimes need help with reading them. Census images are also copyright of TNA.

    So as to clarify what may or may not be posted on the forum, I emailed the National Archives. Today, I received the following response from The National Archives Image Library Manager:

    The images may be displayed on a website, provided that they are protected from download at high resolution. You can do this by watermarking, or by keeping the resolution to a level whereby the documents are legible for information and research, but are not of sufficient quality for commercial publication (usually 72dpi).

    If images do not conform to this instruction, they will break copyright and will therefore be deleted.

    Thank you. :)
     
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    Blackmogs Moderator. General Dogs(cats)body. Staff Member

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    Good stuff
     
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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    does this apply only to complete images, or do we have to adjust snippets too?
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    How do we mess with resolution & still keep them readable on Forum?
     
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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    Complete images only.
     
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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    Not sure how to do this. I expect would require a resizing program. Hopefully someone with technical expertise can assist.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Perhaps in the same way use thumbnail sizes in uploads?
     
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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    Possibly......
     
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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    Jan (who is way more adventurous than myself) has done some playing and thinks that posting a thumbnail will meet the requirements of the National Archives. If anyone can come up with a better option feel free to add to this thread. :)
     
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