Ebay CD torrent and link: Mods Please Advise

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by jabbanobotha, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. jabbanobotha

    jabbanobotha New Member

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    Just wanted to see if a Mod would weigh in on whether posting links to photos contained on the recent ebay reference photos CD is permissible. I have created and I'm hosting a torrent as well as all the photos on my site, but have refrained from posting the links due to an abundance of caution.

    A few people have PMed saying that they'd find the photos useful, and I'm sure others would as well.

    The torrent is close to 450 megs, and there are probably 1000 photos.

    Give me the OK and I'll post the links on here.

  2. dragnink

    dragnink Well-Known Member

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    You might find the article I posted in the other thread a little funny - I think there's really no answer as to how any current law would apply to digital pictures being sourced from books. Maybe it only becomes illegal if you print the photos out on something "tangible", like paper? Who knows :)

    <div class='quotetop'>(pinotblogger @ Jun 26 2006, 09:06 PM) [snapback]1268746[/snapback]</div>
  3. AnsonJames

    AnsonJames Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(pinotblogger @ Jun 26 2006, 10:06 PM) [snapback]1268746[/snapback]</div>

    Regardless of legality I think that's a very generous and cool offer -

  4. EchoLeader

    EchoLeader Well-Known Member

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    Here's how I see it though someone may weigh in and change my way of thinking on the legality issue.

    From what I understand, this CD contains images that are and have been readily available through various media and have been public.

    Unless, the CD contains images that are private and has been stated to not be use for public viewing and you're not making a profit from letting others view them on your website, I say they may be shown.

    Then again I may be wrong in that thinking and if so I apologize.
  5. jabbanobotha

    jabbanobotha New Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(EchoLeader @ Jun 26 2006, 03:19 PM) [snapback]1268793[/snapback]</div>
    Definitely not here to make money.

    I've thought it over and let the question hang for three days now. My thinking is that morally nothing wrong is occurring. Technically, I may be infringing on Lucas' copyright, but none of the photos in the collection are of complete pages from any book, and so may constitute fair use. I'll also be glad to remove any images, or even the entire collection, upon request.

    All that said, I think it would be cool if this collection could be added to and updated, and the torrent could be reseeded every so often. It would be a great way of pooling our efforts and making access to reference much easier for those just getting into the hobby (and even for people who've been at it a while but are too lazy to surf all the sites out there, like me). So if anyone wants to add to the collection feel free to send me photos that may be missing.

    Anyway, here are the links:

    The Torrent

    The pics hosted on my site: http://www.pinotblogger.com/star_wars_reference_photos/

    Again, mods please let me know if you'd like the links removed.

  6. SVTStingRay


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    as soon as mine completes, ill seed for a while.
  7. REL

    REL Sr Member

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    That's an awesome link, thanks for putting it up. I noticed there's a few photo's on that CD that have the Starshipbuilder logo on them as well as a few other site's that are freely available on the net.
  8. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Staff doesn't have a problem with this. :)
  9. star-art

    star-art Sr Member

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    Not to sound dumb, but what is a torrent??? Thanks. And it figures someone would be downloading pics hosted at my site and then selling them. Sheesh.
  10. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    Bit Torrent is the file sharing protocol that has Hollywood all a-tremble these days.

    It is also a VERY sweet way to share files legitimately.

    In order to download a terrent file you will need a client. I am currently using Azuerous(sp?). Bitlord is good too.
  11. Ewok

    Ewok Active Member

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    Cool....I am on it. I will keep on seeding for a while. Thanks alot :thumbsup
  12. EchoLeader

    EchoLeader Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(star-art @ Jun 28 2006, 03:59 PM) [snapback]1270010[/snapback]</div>
    Yeah, saw a couple of them posted by me from a thread here in this forum.
  13. RacerX45

    RacerX45 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet. I'll download it tonight and then seed it as well. Thanks.

  14. EchoLeader

    EchoLeader Well-Known Member

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    Most if not all of the images on this CD can be found Here
  15. jabbanobotha

    jabbanobotha New Member

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    I think you're right on. It looks like the ebay seller just copied and archived this stie and sold it. Not very cool.

    Nice find though.

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