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To successfully and sufficiently 'partly obscure' a wallpaper to prevent its re-use as a wallpaper through extraction....the 'subject' of the wall needs to be partly covered with windows, icons, etc.
If you only cover blank bits of wall it's a very simple process to 'remove' the icons, etc.
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Just checked it.
It would take Blind Freddie with MSPaint about 5 minutes to extract the wall from that screenshot...
As I said...was easy.
Simple graphics are just too easy. It's the subject matter of the wall that needs obscuring, not the blank blue bits....
This is about artists' copyright, nothing more.
If the artist has the wall downloadable from whatever site it is HIS decision to do so...and knowing where he put it can equally access it to have it removed if he so wishes.
When someone uploads the image [unencumbered] as a screenshot on a site likely to be totally unknown to the artist it means the image has been distributed and made available for distribution...without the artist's consent or knowledge...and that is specifically what copyright is about.
This particular wall image really was easy to extract...even at 3am, my time....
Duke261 ....no, nothing of the sort. Yours was a reasonable question regarding a screenshot rejection and the respondents have explained the reasoning for that rejection, nothing more.
There's no conflict at all...
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