Museum display animals

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What category do stuffed animals in displays in museums go into...as in those in this profile?http://www.pixoto.com/agabhyankar#491...
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Terry Gower

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Hi Terry, I would say they belong in Artistic objects. I will ask for clarification and let you know when I get feedback.
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Those images are from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. According to the museum rules, they cannot be "reproduced" or offered for sale.
http://www.amnh.org/plan-your-visit/v...
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I'll concur with that Lenore, they are for Private Use only and shouldn't even be on this site at all. Come on Jason sort out the Copyright Issue, it's your site, police it.
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Someone needs to sort this out.
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Hi Terry, photos in question are best in Animal category.

Thank you Lenore for information about usage of photos from the American Museum of Natural History, I have forwarded it to the management.
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Thanks Jasenka :-)
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I would have to query how stuffed animals are best in the animal category. It's not as if there is any real skill needed to take them since they don't move.And that's apart from the copyright issue.
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So, is this an official ruling from the Report Team that taxidermy belongs in Animals? I thought Animals was for creatures that are alive. This new decision seems inconsistent with past decisions about dead animals, skulls, etc.

In this particular case, with the Museum indicating that photos taken within its property cannot be "reproduced", I'm thinking that the mere act of posting them online is reproducing them. I don't know how aggressive the Museum is about defending its intellectual property rights, but it's probably prudent not to find out :-)
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There are so many infringements on this site it really is beyond belief. They have images on here where the rights belong solely to a massive corporation I did tell them but they have done absolutely nothing to take them down, I hope they have deep pockets.
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Are you really leaving stuffed animals in the category Animals? It really doesn't seem fair, and also is there any decision on the copyright issue?
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Hi Terry, as already said, we feel that these photos are best in Animal category.

I will ask about other issue.
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I'm gobsmacked. If someone takes a few rocks and puts them in a pile, they are no longer Nature Up Close but Artistic Objects, because they are now no longer in a natural state. That is what we have all been told. But you can stuff a dead animal and that still makes it suitable for the Animals category? Huh?

For that matter, the "animal" could be created using imitation hide, etc. Even if it's true taxidermy, the eyes are glass.

This makes no sense whatsoever.

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