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Old 05-21-2006, 10:50 AM
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Old 05-21-2006, 12:34 PM
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Frank, My site is totally done using Joomla. It is content management based, but lets you apply mods such as skins and galleries etc. You create all your pages on the fly using it's own editor. The only thing I have done outside of joomla is my own flash content item on front page, and the secure sections I have created using server side tools. Everything you need to build your site is either in joomla or comes as a mod you can install. PAXX galleries etc are all freeware mods, and galleries such as my stock Photography one can be slotted in using the wrapper function. Personally I think it rocks, as it saves me a hell of a lot of time, and does exactly what I need it to do with my site.

Marsha, The problem comes when you use STOCK photographs to promote a service or goods. I have retouched many images from stock.xchng and sites like that, but I still can't use them. This is because although the licence gaunts you permission to use the photo on the web, the model hasn't granted you permission to use his/her face to promote your service. This is why most stock photography sites contain this in their licence agreement.

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You may not use the Image

For pornographic, unlawful or other immoral purposes, for spreading hate or discrimination, or to defame or victimise other people, societies, cultures.
To endorse products and services if it depicts a person.
In a way that can give a bad name to SXC or the person(s) depicted on the Image.
As part of a trademark, service mark or logo.
SELLING AND REDISTRIBUTION OF THE IMAGE (INDIVIDUALLY OR ALONG WITH OTHER IMAGES) IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN! DO NOT SHARE THE IMAGE WITH OTHERS!
Above text is copyrights stock.xchng 2006

If the photos are your own stock images (you took them), and you have model releases, then there is no problem. But if they are from stock photography sites, then you are running the risk of a model or photographer coming knocking at your door .
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Old 05-21-2006, 12:40 PM
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It is quite messy really. But as I read it, there are no restrictions, other than those stated in the image license. I think it is only those images where a model release has been sign, that you can use to promote a product or service. This is because the photographer may be happy to promote your service. But the person in the image may not wish to be associated with your (anybodies) products or service. You are in theory using this person to promote a product/service, rather than the photograph itself.
I could be way off the mark, but that is how I read it, and I would rather be safe than sorry .

I have 6 none public galleries that I would love to show as examples. But because I can't ID the people in the photos (and get permission), I just can't risk using them.
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Old 05-21-2006, 01:06 PM
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Does it support scripting languages (asp, php, cfml etc...) or just HTML?

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Old 05-21-2006, 01:25 PM
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Does it support scripting languages (asp, php, cfml etc...) or just HTML?
I couldn't really say on that one, as I haven't gone that deep in to it. I've literally messed about until I got what I needed out of it (most of the addons I have are php/CCS). You should be able to find all the info you require at http://www.joomla.org/
Different templates and addons all give you different functionality and features. Might be worth checking out their developers section
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chris,

speaking of permissions and such, i've wondered about some distinctions in the copyright laws myself. an example would be if i were using a stock, public domain photo of say jay leno to sell used cars, i would say i'd need his permission to use that photo for just the reason you mention. however, i probably wouldnt have worried about using that same photo to show an example of my work as a retoucher/restorer. i'm not using the photo as an endorsement of my work but only as an example of my work, especially if i had a before and after. i dont think anyone would assume from such a thing that i'm trying to say jay leno endorses my work.

i'm also smart enough to know that i dont know all the copyright laws. i also know that in a court of law the law isnt always the thing that wins out. so, like you, it's probably smarter to err on the side of caution.

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Have you viewed the license for each image. They should all have the standard license from stock exchange.
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http://www.sxc.hu/photo/528747

this states "There are no usage restrictions for this photo." , but the image license clearly states you can't use it "To endorse products and services if it depicts a person".

More discussion on this exact matter on their forum http://www.sxc.hu/forums/topic/9283
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Old 05-21-2006, 02:08 PM
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This link also give some good pointers
http://www.danheller.com/model-release.html
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