Using Others' Photos

Dear Forum Oompa Loompas,

We have recently had someone contact us with a complaint that a photo of theirs has been used without a ‘licence’ (even thought the photo wasn’t for commercial use). Whilst we can pretend to be lawyers and debate whether you can or cannot use specific photos per case, it is privy that you are careful about the photos you chose to use on the forum. This is mainly because we don’t want long, boring emails from complainants.

As I mentioned, no one on here (queue a sudden influx) is a lawyer, and quite frankly there are probably many rules about the use of photography that isn’t yours that are nonsense. Regardless, from now on please be careful about what photos you use, and where you get them from. If in doubt, don’t bother and find another image. Easiest thing to do is to use a photo you, or someone you know, has and can use with no hassle.

I am sure everyone is tired of debates about this sort of thing, and FDS don’t exactly want people moaning to them, legitimately or not, about the misuse of their images.

Good showing chaps,

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Neat post Mish.




I thought it was Oompa Loompa 😂


No idea. I should look it up (you’re correct 😉)


As a fake lawyer, I would be interested in knowing if the complainant was correct.


^^^ Love this!


This will help many people, personally I don’t care about my photos being used. But thank you.


Judge: Defendant, state your case

“This person used my picture in a 777 feature request, and I am asking for 3 million dollars in copyright claims”.

Judge: What the fudge is a feature request…


Cuz that’s reasonable


So give a like, posts like that just add noise and are not valuable comments.


Note: Especially do not crop watermarks out of the photos


Note: Provide a link to the original site where the image is uploaded, if possible


Note: State to who’m the credit is due below the photo