[Taxacom] Brazilian spider needs ID UPDATE

Roderic Page r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Sun Aug 24 02:32:51 CDT 2008


I'm curious as to why these wonderful photos have the very restrictive  
"All rights reserved" on them. Of course, anybody creating content has  
the right to choose whatever license they see fit, but there seems to  
be an asymmetry here: you are asking for help in identifying images,  
but are effectively preventing anybody from using those images (even  
if they have improved the metadata by identifying it for you).

A quick Google suggests that your photo of Iridopelma
seladonium (http://www.flickr.com/photos/plants_of_russian_in_brazil/2788769787/ 
  ) is probably the only one on the web. Why not release it (and your  
other images) under a Create Commons license (see http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ 
  )? You can still control commercial use, for example, but encourage  
others to use your images (and to give you credit).

As an example of what can happen, take a look at http://inaturalist.org/taxa 
  , a web site that uses Creative Commons licensed photos to great  
effect.

Regards

Rod



On 23 Aug 2008, at 18:18, Alex Popovkin wrote:

> The tarantula species was IDed as Typhochlaena sp. by Rogerio.
>
> Thanks to all for replies.
>
> Alex
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Alex Popovkin <popovkin at gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 10:36 AM
> Subject: Brazilian spider needs ID
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
>
>
> Could anyone please ID this spider from the restinga area of Bahia,  
> Brazil
> (http://www.flickr.com/photos/plants_of_russian_in_brazil/ 
> 2788769787/)?
>
> Thanks.
>
> -- 
> Naturalist on the Rio do Negro, Brazil
> -12.01783 -38.04863
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/plants_of_russian_in_brazil/
>
>
>
> -- 
> Alex Popovkin
> -12.01783 -38.04863
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