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Latest comment: 6 years ago by Peter Harrison in topic Photograph of "Hugh Napier" at Penrhyn Quarry

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The purpose of this communication is to seek clarity on copyright. I am writing several articles on specific locos for which photographs are required. Some of those on this website would do the trick but I obviously don't want to upset anyone. I have already incorporated the website address as a source of information in the article. Is this sufficient in order to use the photograph(s)? Regards David Cairns dcairns@sasfin.com

NO. This site does not own the copyright to any photographs that are displayed. They are all owned by individuals, and organisations, who have specifically given permission for their work to be used on this site ONLY. Whilst pointing links to this site is a most welcome piece for promotional purposes, the owners, the FR Heritage Group, are not able to grant permission to use any photographic material. You must contact the photo owners directly. In the case of historical ones (marked FR Archivist) then please contact him directly at email:secretary@frheritage.org.uk. Details of ownership on other photos can usually be found clicking on the photograph and the image data file appears giving details where known. --Keith (talk) 2009-12-9T11:15:04 (UTC)

To temper Keith's reply a little, it depends on the licence under which the photograph has been released. Some images are available under the GNU Free Documentation Licence, a Creative Commons Attribution licence or similar. Older images (pre 1945) are generally out of copyright and some photographers have chosen to put their images into the public domain. Every image has an associated image page which you can find by clicking on the image. This includes a licensing section which states the licence under which the image is used on Festipedia. Most images are just released for use on Festipedia so may not be used elsewhere without the photographer's permission. However, if the photo is released under an appropriate licence, it may be re-used provided you comply with the conditions of the licence. Having said that, you may find that your publishers need a higher resolution copy of the image than the one we've got. Regardless of the licence, it would, of course, be polite to contact the photographer and ask for permission. --Peter Harrison (talk) 12:11, 9 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would also add, that if you are writing about the historical information on the locos then the wiki is the most definitive source now, as I have put information together from the works maintenance records. Do not use any older text from other authors in preference to this. Again, as above, if you pass your text by our Archivist I'm sure he will help you with your content.Chrisjones (talk) 00:22, 10 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Photograph of "Hugh Napier" at Penrhyn Quarry[edit]

The picture on your website appears to be a copy of one of my late father's photographs.
As such, the copyright belongs to Transport Treasury and you should contact them for permission to use it.
I think you should use the whole picture, as it seems to have been poorly cropped, and it would be nice if it was correctly credited to S Roberts
Dr RH Roberts

The photo originally came from here: http://www.festrail.co.uk/cgi-bin/emAlbum_press.cgi?c=show_image;p=Other%20Railways/Penrhyn;i=8;img=HN.jpg
That page is from the official Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland site, where photos are provided for publication by the press etc. If you think they shouldn't be giving it out you may want to talk to the railway.
If you have a better version of the photograph and are happy for it to be on this site then you can upload it yourself as a new version of the original. Similarly you can edit the photo details yourself to credit your father.
Eheaps (talk) 17:13, 27 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Richard - You can, as Eheaps says, edit the photo details yourself on both the image page File:HughNapier.jpg and the Hugh Napier article. You would need to create an account if you want to upload a new version of the photo. You can't ruin anything - any changes you make can easily be undone if necessary. However, if you don't want to do it yourself feel free to contact me. Click on my username then, when my user page has appeared, click on "Email this user" under Tools on the left of the page Peter Harrison (talk) 18:24, 27 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]