instructables featured on gearfuse

the pringles golf instructable was featured on gearfuse. here is the link: pringles golf!

I had to post this, as the Instuctables Robot head made it on there!

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xACIDITYx9 years ago
Uh oh. They used it without permission (I presume)
No permission required - that instructable was published under the Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike license, which "lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.".

Even *without* that license, linking to an article with a picture and a few lines of commentary is typically considered "Fair Use". That's what places like boingboing, engadget, gizmodo, slashdot, gearfuse etc. do all the time. These kinds of sites drive a lot of new traffic to Instructables, so everybody benefits.
But the site used the picture, and the picture is copywrighted. That was the whole argument on that other thread. It's great, more traffic, more members, more publicity. All I'm saying is that they used the picture without permission.
If you publish the image as part of a NCSA license, you also allow the picture to be non-commercially shared-alike. As long as they credit the source, and aren't charging you to look at the picture (or following the instructions and then selling the product), they're in the clear.

If, for instance, they published the exact same text and image in a magazine you had to buy to read, that would be breaking the license because the stuff is being used commercially.

That's the point of NCSA - it lets people share and hack ideas without the hassle of paying lawyers to track people down and ask nicely. It's open-source hardware.
Okay, I get it now. Thanks for clearing it up Kiteman.

*moves kiteman up on list of favorite Instructablers*

Wait, you were already number one. I guess I'll just move everyone else down 1 and write kiteman up twice.
Now you're in first and second place!
Edges quietly away...
=SMART= Kiteman9 years ago
I'm not crazy! *head turns; ears are completely vertical*
Patrik Kiteman9 years ago
Actually, IF the copyright license was relevant here (and I'd say it's not, because of Fair Use), it's not entirely clear whether gearfuse complied with the "share-alike" part of the license.

Gearfuse itself uses the Attribution-No Derivative Works license. However, Instructables' share-alike license states that "you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one".

So, technically, it wouldn't be quite on the up-and-up. not that anyone is likely to complain, though...
Aha! I knew it! Still, not a big deal, but... Aha, all the same!
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