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Old November 17 2005, 02:51 AM   #228
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Ooh, that is a really good question.

I think the general rule is downloading an image is okay, but hot-linking is not. If someone wants credit for the image, they will usually watermark it or include some sort of logo. If the images are not for you to download, a lot of times that is explicitly spelled out on the site or there are a few Javascript tips that can discourage someone from right-clicking on an image. Try some of the pictures at or to see what I mean.

I used to maintain a running list of where I get my screencaps from and then credit them on the userinfo page of my Livejournal. The problem is that 1) the more caps you have, the harder it is to keep track and 2) what happens when you take screencaps from a site like Trekpulse and they close?
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