How do I embed a photo from

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There are times that I'd like to embed a small article or photo within the Biography section rather than just embedding the link. After clipping, provides a link and also the option of embedding by using this code below (as example).  It doesn't work when added to a profile. Should the code be changed, or what should be done?

<a href="" style="text-decoration: none;display:block;" target="_parent"><img src="" alt="" style="max-width:100%;"><span style="display:block;font: 13px helvetica, sans-serif; color: #747474;padding: 4px 0;max-width: 300px;"><strong></strong>  Mon, Dec 29, 1924 &ndash; Page 8 &middot; <em>The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)</em> &middot;</span></a>
in Policy and Style by Morgan Mulligan G2G6 Mach 1 (13.2k points)
Have you checked on Trove to see if that publication is out of copyright?  1924 might be.


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"Slip" Carr Returning Welfare Officer for Emgrants


(edited to text the first link (where the photograph can be seen) and to add two more links)

Thanks to all for your direction!

3 Answers

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Best answer

What I do is link the clipping from the profile to avoid copyright infringement. does provide that as a service, and you do not need a subscription to view the clipping. Just grab the URL of the clipping. I just did it today to this profile:

by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (712k points)
selected by Ros Haywood
+8 votes

Hello Morgan.

That code is a HTML code and should not be used on profiles.

By uploading the image to the profile you can have a snippet of code that can be used inside the text of the profile. The code is found on the page of the uploaded image.

First, check if there are no copyright infringements.

by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (664k points)
+4 votes

Like the United States and the EU, the concept of Fair Dealing, similar to Fair Use in the States, is permitted in Australia.  So it seems that using a newspaper image grabbed from a site for our research purposes on WikiTree is permissible as long as you cite the source of where the image is found. 

The main exceptions to copyright infringement in Australia come under the general heading fair dealing. Fair dealing is comparable to the United States' fair use; it is a use of a work specifically recognised as not being a copyright violation. In order to be a fair dealing under Australian law a use must fall within a range of specific purposes. These purposes vary by type of work, but the possibilities are:

  • review or criticism
  • research or study
  • news-reporting
  • judicial proceedings or professional legal advice
  • parody or satire (added by the Copyright Amendment Act 2006)

In order for a certain use to be a fair dealing, it must fall within one of these purposes and must also be 'fair'. What is fair will depend on all the circumstances, including the nature of the work, the nature of the use and the effect of the use on any commercial market for the work. See:  Fair Dealing: Australia

But as Natalie points out, the safest method is to just include a viable link and let folks go there to see any images.

by LJ Russell G2G6 Pilot (166k points)

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