Why do photos say "mandatory credit" instead of just "credit"?

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  1. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    why do photos on CF say "mandatory credit" instead of just "credit". Why the word "mandatory"?
     
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  2. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    Because they wouldn't give credit if they weren't forced to.
     
  3. JStanz51

    JStanz51 Administrator
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    We just copy, paste the captions from where we get all our photos. I don't know why they write mandatory instead of just credit. I copy whatever they write in the box.
     
  4. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    If the rule is to give credit they'll give credit. I'm asking why the word "mandatory" is in the caption. That one word doesn't change whether or not it's mandatory.
     
  5. JStanz51

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    Yeah it is just something with the language used by USA Today. Not anything we do in house.
     
  6. Fitzy

    Fitzy Well-Known Member

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    It's written to people who would use the photos from their database. They're just saying writers have to credit the photographer if they want to use the photo.
     
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  7. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Because it's mandatory.
     
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  8. Cycsk

    Cycsk Well-Known Member

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    Jared got caught not giving credit, so now he has to write "mandatory credit" 1000 times after school.
     
  9. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    Is there a way to get extra credit in this thread?
     

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