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Old 09-03-2017, 11:45 AM
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You have to be very careful about this stuff because, in theory, Amazon could take down anything you've published if they think just one of your publications infringes copyright. Wikimedia Commons also has some good advice about this: last time I looked at it, it was surprising how much more stringent the UK rules are than the US ones. You have to take care with Wikimedia because they sometimes claim that something is public domain because of its age, but it may not be in the UK (for some reason I'm assuming you're based in the UK).

Some time ago, I obtained permission from my local public library service to use images scanned from their books (as long as I acknowledge the source) but only if they're already in the public domain because of age. Nevertheless in a recent book about some local events around 1650 I used drawings & a painting produced by myself and my wife respectively, partly to avoid copyright infringement.

I have some reservations about using the post-mortem pictures of the victims,which of course everybody's seen, though I'm not sure exactly why. I suppose it's something to do with invading the privacy of the dead?

Is your book going to have a particular slant, or is it going to cover the whole subject? Also, do you feel you have new evidence, or have made new connections others haven't made?

Hello, Dark Passenger,
I fully support this post by Simon Webb. Be careful using other people's photos or reproductions of art, photographs, etc. I have heard (but don't know for a legal fact) that while the original art work or photograph might be old enough to be in public domain, the reproduction of it might still be copyrighted by the person who took the photograph.

Tricky and you are smart to be aware of the pitfalls and possibilities.

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Yes, just click on Dark Passenger's screen name at the top of their post, then choose "send a private message" in the Control Panel (CP) screen which appears. It should get there, unless Dark hasn't allowed private messages.
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Well done. With copyright you'll be all right with most countries, if not all, using contemporary engravings - it's over a century. If you find something you'd like to use, and it's not out of copyright, just ask the person ... most likely for a return link or reference they'll agree to you using the data. Good luck with your book.
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Thanks, PC Dunn.
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Believe it or not, maps are a major issue I'm having. I'm committed to hand-drawing a Whitechapel map for use in all the contexts I require rather than even attempting to use any I find online! It appears that is the preferred method used by contemporary writers, too!

Thanks everyone for your support and advice! I'm going to piss quite a few of you off with the conclusions I've come to in this book but trust me, you're not nearly as pissed as I am at what I am now having to consider the facts of the case. The truth is far more amazing than any fiction. I really look forward to getting this project finished and in print!

I'm writing my final chapter, outlining the suspect the evidence has lead me to. Someone I'd long dismissed. Exciting!
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I've just written a suggestion in my final chapter that's going to really irk a lot of you. When you read it, just...go easy.
That said I think I cannot call myself a true Ripperologist until a Casebooker has savaged my work in a dissertation!
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Okay guys...this map situation is a nightmare. Literally this is a major thing stalling my progress. I've produced small-scale maps to show certain locations but what I could kill for is a map of the murder sites across Whitechapel (canonical five). I'm still trying to ensure I'm not stepping on toes copyright wise, what advice can you give me?
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Okay guys...this map situation is a nightmare. Literally this is a major thing stalling my progress. I've produced small-scale maps to show certain locations but what I could kill for is a map of the murder sites across Whitechapel (canonical five). I'm still trying to ensure I'm not stepping on toes copyright wise, what advice can you give me?
I agree with you that accessing clear, accurate and easy to understand maps ais a real problem.

The best map that I have seen is in "The Lodger: Arrest and Escape of Jack the Ripper" by Evans and Skinner, although it doesn't cover the breadth of area I would have preferred.

Have you checked out the "Scene of the Crimes" section in the "Message Boards" on the forum?

There are loads of maps scattered about there.

Good luck.
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Apologies!
The authors are Evans and Gainey.

Doh!
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Okay guys...this map situation is a nightmare. Literally this is a major thing stalling my progress. I've produced small-scale maps to show certain locations but what I could kill for is a map of the murder sites across Whitechapel (canonical five). I'm still trying to ensure I'm not stepping on toes copyright wise, what advice can you give me?


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