I didn't realize that when you add a photo to SE from another website that the photo is actually copied from the original website to imgur.
How does this affect SE's TOS that require all subscriber content submitted to be licensed to SE under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license?
Let me give an example. I this answer of mine, I linked I included a photo from another website for which I have no rights over. I also included a 3d rendering of my own which is not at issue.
I obviously don't have the right to relicense that content to someone else. I thought I was merely providing the url to the photo in my answer and not the actual image. As best I understand it (IANAL) they are legally considered different.
How does that work out from a legal perspective? Does there need to be an exception in the TOS?
Fair use may apply in my example but I've seen a few other instances where photos and/or other content have been submitted which would not be considered exempt due to fair use or derivative work exceptions. These sources do not appear to be using a compatible license in some cases.
Also, I use my user profile photo I uploaded here on other sites. The TOS says I need to link to SE for any content I submit. Does this need to be modified? I think a different license or an exception to CCASA would be appropriate for user profile images. Possibly user bio text as well.
Any chance someone can weigh in on this?