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Copyright & Photo/Video Sharing

Images, video content and other media may not be added to or copied from the Scotland from the Roadside group without the express consent of the copyright holder. This means that you cannot use someone else's work and pass it off as your own. If you see a photo, video, etc you like then use the share option (on either Facebook or other websites) to automatically credit the original poster or source. Any photos, videos, etc that the admins of this group become aware of that are posted to this group without reference to the owner or source will be removed; we may also remove the poster from the group. To get a better understanding of copyright, see Copyright Notice – digital images, photographs and the internet.

As Scotland from the Roadside is a “public” group any content added, including photos and videos, has the option to be shared to other pages and/or groups on Facebook. As stated above, when this option is used the name of the person who added the post to Facebook originally, which should be the copyright holder, is also shared. If anyone does NOT want their posts on Scotland from the Roadside shared then they should specify that when posting. Please note however that it is not the responsibility of the admins on this group if someone then disregards your request.

However, there are times that content is added to Facebook without the owner's knowledge and/or permission and if these are shared to this group they will be treated as "anonymous" and deleted. The same applies to content shared from other websites. If you see one of your photos being used without credit to yourself then follow the guidelines below for Reporting a Photo for Copyright Infringement.

Reporting a Photo for Copyright Infringement

If you see one of your photos being used without credit to yourself then follow the guidelines below to report this to Facebook:

  • Click on the photo to enlarge it then, at the bottom of the photo click Options and then Report Photo.

  • On the following screen select "I think it shouldn't be on Facebook" and click Continue.

  • Then select "Something else" and  click Continue.

  • Then select "I think it's an unauthorised use of my intellectual property" and click Continue.

  • You will then be presented with a set of options. The first of these options takes you to Facebook's About Intellectual Property page. However, by clicking Done will inform Facebook of your report.

Alternatively you can fill out the Facebook form for Reporting a Violation or Infringement of Your Rights.

And just so we are clear about Facebook's stance on this, here is a screenshot from their page about copyright :

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