Take another look at my post of yesterday. I have removed two of the three new-line characters. Believe it or not, there is only one new-line character left in the whole message: between the two images. 'Forum Code' apparently adds its own line spacing before and after a list and between items in a list.
There is no need to include the attribution column in your archive images, but I appreciate the gesture.
I agree re black backgrounds. The only time I have a white background is if the stamps are mounted on white paper.
Perhaps I should better define what I have been meaning re intellectual property. I am not referring so much to those images posted by people from their own scans but rather to scans from commercially published works such as ACSC. Here's what BW say in their opening pages.
This book is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private research, study, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission from the publishers.
When quoting a catalogue number from this publication, the prefix 'BW' must come before the catalogue number.
They place no restrictions on using their catalogue numbers as long as they are preceded by 'BW'. By the 'no part may be reproduced', etc., I take to mean:
- I can copy 'parts' for my own personal use
- I can send such copies of these 'parts' to a third person as part of my private study
- I cannot broadcast these parts, e.g. in a published work or on an open public forum
So my interpretation is that I am not allowed to, for example, to copy ACSC illustrations to SCF. I am sure that BW's official stance is that if someone needs that illustration, they can always buy a copy of the catalogue. Having said that, I am sure that BW turns a relatively blind eye to such activity, unless it really gets out of hand.
I have three what I would call enthusiast-published studies from by BSAP and only one has a Copyright notification, so I would agree with you, Tasnaki, that many such studies are generally offered free of Copyright restrictions.
I realize I am being an IP fanatic, but this has been drilled into me over the past 50 years or more. But having said that, I will probably continue to draw on the goodwill of commercial publishers if I can't see a way around a particular problem.
I envy your holding of older stuff. I have reached the end of my collecting days and the great majority of my KGVs were handed off to me by my father 40 or more years ago. There have been a lot of glassy stares when I've brought out an album to show people. But there have also been a lot new variety discoveries over this period and searches through dad's packages and even album pages has been quite fruitful.