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I wouldn't think it would be legal, especially if each image is not clearly credited as belonging to cartoon network. I don't want to personally do it if it is not entirely legal. What exactly is the law governing this, which states this is legal? Is that law clearly and simply stated someplace on this site? [I certainly hope it is legal, because I really like having access to those images, and I would not want for them to be taken down.] —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jadisofeternity (talkcontribs)

Hey, Jadisofenternity. Unfortunately, I would have to agree with you and would confess that what we're doing (uploading images without credit) is pretty much illegal (but the fact that mostly no one cares persuades us all to do it anyway). On the plus side, I'm trying to come up with an idea of licensing and crediting images properly so they won't be seen as something illegal. So thank you again for bringing this up. What's actually funny about it is that the wiki itself actually has an option to copyright images. For example if you look at this image here, you can tell its copyrighted (but it lacks much). But I'm currently trying to figure out a better way to license these images and show that they're of fair use. Hopefully when I create this, others will use it as well.
By the way, when making a post please add ~~~~ for your username signature to be seen for quick access to your account and to identify that you've written these forums. —JuniperAlien (talk) 06:13, December 8, 2011 (UTC)
oops sorry for not signing, I often get interrupted, and post hastily, and fail to sign, but usually I catch it and correct it right away. So, it is as I thought: Technically illegal but probably more or less secretly condoned. That being the case I won't post images unless I feel the image is essential. I hope you can find a way to make it less illegal. My fear would be that to ask open permission would be to force them to stop allowing it without permission. Making sure everything is credited properly would be better than nothing. It would also be helpful if you could do it in an informative way, perhaps with a footnote link like on verbal info, stating exactly which episode the image was borrowed from. Jadisofeternity 14:19, December 8, 2011 (UTC)
I've been asking that with Katara20 too, but we've been very busy, so we haven't update it again. Anyway aside about copy-writing, I also want to ask how to add the source page about that, or types of each picture. She used the example of Young Justice wiki like this ~ Flickfreak 15:18, December 8, 2011 (UTC)
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