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Having Fun! / Re: A New AU fic - title, ideas, help with accuracy?
« on: September 17, 2017, 08:15:50 AM »
looking forward to it GDSophie - a fascinating concept. Looks like you're going to be able to have a lot of depth coming with it too.

I adore hard facts, (probably have some mania for them!), but sometimes fiction/alternative history, with it's What-Ifs and what may have beens can prove to be richly poignant and just as useful to consider too.

It's very different but some of my writing explores Toria's feelings for Nicholas (way before, during, and after the revolution(s)......and HIS love for Alix).

please keep us updated with your process hopefully you're enjoying it currently :)

The Hohenzollern / Re: Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria (Dona)
« on: July 14, 2017, 09:54:37 PM »
Hello, please may you tell me how you know if a mass produced old picture is in copyright? (as I genuinely don't know anymore!) I thought I did but now I don't think I do and I don't want to get the forum in trouble. Unless it states specifically on a photograph I don't know how to tell for an old picture, or even how it can be under copyright in most cases. Many of the large companies which watermark old photos claim they own them, but they were made available to the public to purchase or collect many years before, (for that was their sole purpose), and they are still available to buy and trade on personal selling sites and fairs etc freely today. It is those companies who watermark who are monopolising on them and marketing them, not us. Pictures of history truly belong in a public forum for everyone to see not to be used to make money

Most pictures are classed as antiques and available to buy and sell for a second time without going through the companies as there's many copies of them about as they were produced en masse and made available to the public from the Crown or the photographic company selling them. Unless it specifically states, or is from a copyrighted and current exhibition, how can you tell? (- genuine question). How is it a modern company can 'own' old pictures unless they have the rights from the crown or owners or those who sold it originally?

I'm a historian and I know if I wish to publish photos in a book or publication for profit, for business use, or in schools/universities then you have to get permission and that, generally, if you post a photo you didn't shoot yourself, you could be violating someone's copyright :- but those are for modern photos or rare privately owned archives from which you ask to gain permission from. but I wasn't aware this applied for all photos after 1923 and that you can't post old photos that were made public along time ago to a public historical/research forum for non profit.

I may have to stop posting photos here as I wouldn't want the forum to get into trouble since I don't quite understand how you know who owns each picture now or how you're expected to gain permission from the copyright holder when there is no rights-holder as such, as everything I posted were made public and sold to the public to distribute and for divulgation purposes years before any modern copyrighting existed... the purpose of such photos was to be seen by all. Also, standard, exceptions and limitations vary substantially from country to country so it is very confusing, (or maybe it's just me). Please may you tell me how to know if a picture is copyrighted and/or how to tell who owns them now. (genuine question I'm not arguing or attacking you). I'd be pleased to know what I am able to post so I do not breach anything for you.

Thank you

The Hohenzollern / Re: Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria (Dona)
« on: July 14, 2017, 07:35:03 PM »

The Hohenzollern / Re: Kaiser Wilhelm II, Part 2
« on: July 14, 2017, 07:30:39 PM »


The Windsors / Re: Duke and Duchess of Windsor Part 2
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:59:28 PM »

The Windsors / Re: Duke and Duchess of Windsor Part 2
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:51:56 PM »

The Windsors / Re: Duke and Duchess of Windsor Part 2
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:43:35 PM »

The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:34:03 PM »

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: July 13, 2017, 06:11:02 PM »
are the programs expensive?

I feel like someone living in the past would still know more about technology today than I do, haha, I need to learn!

Having Fun! / Re: I got a new cat: Tatiana!
« on: July 13, 2017, 06:08:29 PM »
so cute guys

The Windsors / Re: Duke and Duchess of Windsor Part 2
« on: June 20, 2017, 10:02:10 AM »
speaking with a wounded veteran of the war

apparently not enjoying being lathered in 'all sorts' of things in public quite so much

the 'perpetrator' of this act jolly King Neptune hehe

The Windsors / Re: Duke and Duchess of Windsor Part 2
« on: June 20, 2017, 09:50:09 AM »
Bishop Burch presents a Bible to the Prince

David's message to the people

I haven't received this book in the post yet so haven't got clear scans but is this David greeting his brother Bertie? I can't really see it clear enough to tell perhaps someone else may be able to tell :)

The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« on: June 20, 2017, 09:37:56 AM »
Aww he looked a little frail in the recent Trooping of the Colour but still fantastically spritely and full of life for his age!

this here made me chuckle Ann :)

The Duke was on good form on Tuesday when he declared himself to be the world's most experienced unveiler of plaques.


sounds like something Phillip would say!

The Windsors / Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« on: June 20, 2017, 09:33:00 AM »
Good eye, I like stuff like this, a cogent link between then and now. It's a wonder any clothes survive from the period shows the dedication of the people who save and look after these items daily. In terms of history it is not from too long ago..but as we all know materials don't always last the stand of time! ...Half of my clothes become discoloured and dull in a few months let alone a hundred years! XD

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