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Old 22 Aug 2006, 19:52   #1
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    Note: Make sure you take note of any site's specific requirements before taking images or any other files/content! Some may have a "want, take, have" policy, while others may require that you ask permission first, and still others may forbid the use of their stuff at all, either because it's copyrighted or because they just don't want to share. Respect their wishes! If you can't find their stance on this on their site, send them an email and ask! specific
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