Drag & Drop URL To Give Photo & Text Credit
While this may not be an improvement that needs to be done immediately, maybe @blueorgy or another awesome developer could make giving credit to photos easier. I use the a href then URL tags (for those familiar with coding, but maybe the source URL could be added to the photo so when you hover over it the author of the photo can be seen or it could be visible in the corner. Citing different photos can be a bit time consuming and this would also be a nice feature for quoted text
Maybe some people do not like this format and have other suggestions, but I'm guessing the majority of us that are not creating photos are using pictures searched for on google images. Some people post the credits for pictures at the end and some people do not know how to credit photos at all. I believe this will be an important feature in the future. Maybe there could even be a way to give a small percentage to the author of the picture if it is open source, or to a youtube video etc.
What are your thoughts? Maybe I'm making this a larger issue than it needs to be and people are ok with the way it is. I'm also pretty certain that most people don't click to check if a photo cite is valid and some people may not be giving accurate credit to others hard work. I try to do my best to credit the creator, but am not sure how to credit pictures I photoshop with multiple images and the copyrights that may apply. At what point does it become my own photo? Anyone in the legal field is welcome to weigh in, because I'm not quite sure what will happen if someone were to post copyrighted content whether a song, movie, software and have it forever in the blockchain. Could that be hidden after it has been stored in a block? To the best of my knowledge once it has been stored, it can be retrieved forever regardless if it is hidden and I don't know how government or DCMA will respond when that inevitably happens (if it has not already).
Interested in hearing your thoughts on this topic. Have a blessed day all. Steem on!