Commons:Stock.xchng images (abrogated)
- This policy is no longer valid on the Commons as March 13th, 2005. The current policy regarding Stock.xchng images is to be found at Commons:Stock.xchng images
Many images have been uploaded to the commons from the stock.xchng website. As most of the image pages have the comment "There are no usage restrictions for this photo" it has led many to believe that the images are effectively in the public domain, however this is possibly misleading as while uploaders have specified "no restrictions" when uploading their pictures, the site's terms and conditions impose additional restrictions on downloaders, including:
- "Selling and redistribution of these photos (individually, or as a whole) without written permission is prohibited."
- "You are not allowed to use any of the images found herein for the purpose of spreading hate or discrimination, or to defame or victimise other people, sociteties, cultures."
- "...you are not allowed to build a gallery using the photos you downloaded from here."
It is arguable that these restrictions, which are agreed to as a downloader rather than specified by the uploader, are in the form of a contract with the downloader rather than a license by the uploader. Nevertheless, to avoid complications, explicit permission from the stock.xchng user should be sought. Some users have already specified explicit licenses on their user pages or otherwise specified that their images are free of usage restrictions that are unacceptable to commons. Some of these are listed below:
- ana.labate a.k.a Ana Labate - "My photos hasn't been modified by any graphic application and can be used with no restrictions."
- einstein a.k.a Margus Kyttä - "There is no restrictions to use mu [my?] photos in any way"
- esrasu a.k.a esra su - "My photos are without restrictions."
- ess a.k.a jessica poli - "Use any photos, no restrictions, but an email would be appreciated."
- e_anka a.k.a j b - "All my photos have no restrictions for personal or commercial use, however I will appreciate if You let me know where did You use it"
- jamsession a.k.a Nicholas Sales - "There are no restrictions about my images but tell me when you use for something."
- jmolsen a.k.a Jesper Markward Olsen - "There are no restrictions for usage"
- Llandudno a.k.a Barbara Schneider - "You can use them without any restrictions, but PLEASE send me a mail if you do so"
- lynnc a.k.a Lynn Cummings - "My images are offered without restrictions"
- l0stpr0fet - "Feel free to use any of my images, none of them have usage restrictions.
- mike62 a.k.a Mike Berg said by email "It is my impression that photos at stock.xchng are public domain ... all the photos that I myself have posted there are free for anyone to use."
- nickobec a.k.a Nick Cowie - "I don't place restrictions on my photos..."
- noir a.k.a Bernhard Aichinger - "I put no restrictions on any of my photos. But it would be nice if you let me know how you used them"
- photential a.k.a Joseba Attard - "Feel free to use any of my images for commercial or non-commercial work - I would just request that you credit photential.com next to the image used."
- pixx a.k.a Dennis Taufenbach - "My pictures are without any restrictions, use them as you like."
- sh4vo a.k.a Ed Nunes - "I offer my stock photos without usage restrictions."
- thesaint a.k.a Matthew Bowden - "You'll see that all of my images have no usage restrsictions so help yourself"
- tomatokill a.k.a cop richard - "You can use without any restrictions, even for commercial use, but, please, email me if you use them"
- Uka a.k.a Ula Plosarek - "There are no usage restrictions to my pictures, though I'd love to hear from you if you use them for any commercial works"
- wax115 a.k.a Carlos Paes - "You can use without any restrictions, but, please, email me if you use them"
- 73553 a.k.a jesse braun - "free is free, and sharing is sharing to hell with the restrictions!"
- _linda_ a.k.a linda lundberg - "i offer my images without no restrictions" (ignoring the double negative).
- Creative Commons:
If you have found any more, please add them to this list in the same format.
- Category:Stock.xchng photographs for uploaded photographs from stock.xchng.