RE: Use of your Images on Birdpedia

To: "'Martyn \(Birdpedia\)'" <>
Subject: RE: Use of your Images on Birdpedia
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 08:36:57 +1100

Dear Martyn,


It would have been better had you asked me first, and then put the photos up.  The photo of the white-browed woodswallow is fine, but I must ask you to remove the photo of the dollar bird.  It is not a good photo, and well below the standard I would normally agree to publish.  It was only sent to local my birdwatching group, and was never intended for publication. 


I am CCing this to our chat line in case others are unaware, as I was, that their images may finish up on the Internet.   Our chat line often contains poor images purely because we need help in identification, and not the sort the authors would want published. 


Yours sincerely


Margaret Leggoe






From: Martyn (Birdpedia) [
Sent: Monday, 4 January 2010 7:26 PM
Subject: Use of your Images on Birdpedia


Hi Margaret,


My name is Martyn Price and I run the Birdpedia website.


I have taken the liberty of adding two of your images to the Birdpedia Species database. To see what I have done please use the following link (look down the bottom of the page – click on ‘Images…’ beneath your name.


(if this link does not take you to the correct location then use, enter au in the box at the top left and click ‘Go’. Then look for the ‘Our Contributors’ link in the right menu)


I am seeking permission to use these images (and any other that you might have) to illustrate species. I have adjusted the images (shrunk to 200 pixels wide and reduced to less than 15KB) to encourage royalty free submission (images of this quality cannot be used for any other purpose). I have provided a copyright and a  an email address so that users can contact you directly if they need to. I can replace the email address with a URL to your website if you have one (or hide the email address if you would rather people not contact you).


If you do not wish to give permission I will remove your images from the site.


I look forward to hearing from you.



Martyn Price

Adelaide, South Australia


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