``I wish to be left alone,'' said Scrooge. ``Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don't make merry myself at Christmas and I can't afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the establishments I have mentioned: they cost enough: and those who are badly off must go there.''
``Many can't go there; and many would rather die.''
``If they would rather die,'' said Scrooge, ``they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population. Besides -- excuse me -- I don't know that.''
``But you might know it,'' observed the gentleman.
``It's not my business,'' Scrooge returned. ``It's enough for a man to understand his own business, and not to interfere with other people's. Mine occupies me constantly. Good afternoon, gentlemen!''
Seeing clearly that it would be useless to pursue their point, the gentlemen withdrew. Scrooge resumed his labours with an improved opinion of himself, and in a more facetious temper than was usual with him.
I'm confused by something and maybe someone can explain it to me. What are the filters looking for that are blocking websites? Is it an actual person deciding what is blocked or just an algorithm (algorithm might not be the right word)? Is it the amount of skin tone colors on the site or human forms that trigger them? Is it text or video? If I linked to a site that was a full page of html color #FFE0A3 (skin color-ish) would it be blocked? Just curious.
So theoretically, lets say the publisher of the book doesn't own the photo, but only has a license to use it.
Would that mean then that if you could find the original photographer you could potentially get the permission from him/her to use it? Are there any circumstances where the original photograph could be public domain?
Sorry if you answered these questions already, I'm just trying to better understand, and after awhile none of it makes sense.
Or could you make a reasonable facsimile of the photo in question?
I'm an artist and fair use confuses the hell out of me. Does anyone know of a website or community forum that would be able to look at an artist's piece and discuss whether or not it is considered fair use?
I read quite a bit about fair use/copyright/trademarks, but when it comes to looking at my own work, I'm too close to the pieces to decide if it's "legal" or not.