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I find this site most curious...

Post by owlice » Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:51 pm

http://www.planetcurran.com/

Is it just me, or is that APOD I see there?
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Re: I find this site most curious...

Post by tomkennedy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:52 pm

Yes owlice - it's definitely a copy-and-paste job! Even the links are the same. Perhaps we should let APOD know? :(

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Re: I find this site most curious...

Post by BMAONE23 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:05 pm

If you click on the image, it takes you, as a hyperlink, to the APOD page for that day

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Re: I find this site most curious...

Post by owlice » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:21 pm

Yes, but the site is shown as "Curran Astronomy Home Page" and does not attribute APOD at all.
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Re: I find this site most curious...

Post by tomkennedy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:41 am

I don't like to be too critical - as the (2nd?) last post said the picture does link to APOD, but as the last one pointed out there is no attribution. I think it's a clear copyright breach, as it stands. They really only need acknowledge their source and it would be fine. What is the APOD policy?

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Re: I find this site most curious...

Post by alf » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:11 pm

Since the picture is linking to the other site they could have meant it as the citation. Either way they are giving that link the credit for the pic

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Re: I find this site most curious...

Post by owlice » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:25 am

The site doesn't say anything about APOD. Sure, it links to APOD, but to display the text and images as if originating from that site -- as is done -- appears to be a violation of copyright. Not only are many of the images that APOD displays copyrighted (usually by the imagers), but so is the text.
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