Recently questions have arisen regarding copyrighted images being published to stories on the sites. To clarify, our Code of Conduct states that NowPublic members will not:
"Plagiarize the work of others, fail to acknowledge source material, or use images that belong to others without their permission."
This means that members should only upload images to the site for which either:
a. the member owns the original copyright to the image(s)
b. the copyright owner has granted permission for the image(s) to be used on NowPublic
d. the images have been released, by the copyright owner, for publicity purposes
If staff are unsure about the origin of an image uploaded to the site, they will message the member to determine the original copyright owner.
Images that are found to have been uploaded to the site without the original owner's permission will be removed from NowPublic.
If you discover images that appear to be in violation of the terms above, please message NowPublic Staff in order to have the images removed.
If you believe that any of your work has been copied or published or has otherwise been used in connection with NowPublic in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or is otherwise an infringement of your intellectual property rights, please see our Intellectual Property Policy.