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« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2009, 01:22 »
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Flickr had always worried me about usage. Although they have the creative collective, etc option.
The problem is many people share their images unknowingly on flickr.
I can't remember the name for this photo sharing option, but I am sure some of you know what I mean. It's when someone invites you to add your photo to their group or something.
EVentually, it could end up on a cd or whatever. And nobody is the wiser.

Still , the fault is on sites like Flickr,etc.. not to make awareness of the importance of image ownership.
Hell, I've seen flickr images being used in Yahoo weather and I even wonder if that is with the Flickr member aware of it. And do they pay that member for the use of their photos in Yahoo weather? I am not sure.

Check it out if ever you have the time . I think it's simply called Yahoo weather,
and it has tons of Flickr images from every states and country.



Yahoo, like google never pays for images.  last time I heard about from yahoo (couple of years back) they were asking permission though


« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2009, 04:18 »
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Yahoo, like google never pays for images.  last time I heard about from yahoo (couple of years back) they were asking permission though

lol, how noble !

en serio, that's where every one is going actually, Phil.
there has to be big money in taking advantage of contributors to rip them off with free images.
this is why the Big 6 is so much in pushing free free free images and if not free, as good as free
.. ie. low low low prices of subscription images.

there is no lost of money on the side of the Big 6 for aiming in this direction.
they make money with or without the buyers paying for our images.
they can make probably as much, if not more money, simply on bringing traffic like google,
and all those sites luring desperate single men and women to join and find their dream mate,etc.

this is the direction we are headed, if we are naive enough to believe and say,
"oh, it's okay, i don't complain how low they sell my images, as long as they make it up with more downloads and earn me the same amount of money each month".

that to me is amazing how idiotic some of these contributors are .
maybe what we need is to send these goons back to primary school to learn their arithmetic.
eg. if one apple costs $1 how many dollars do you need to buy 10 apples.

then send them off to another primary class to teach them Economics.
supply and demand.
if you let too much supply into the market place, the demand will even be diminished, or more importantly to the wallet, your  profit margin  will drop towards the bottom, UNTIL THERE IS NO BOTTOM LEFT.

look on the bright side (for the Big 6 's own selfish interest),
if our images are free, then magic genie, there will be no more worries
about image theft.
you cannot steal what is free to take.

isn't that a miracle for us? the problem of image theft is solved once and for all.
 ::)
« Last Edit: August 07, 2009, 04:21 by perseus, Who ? »

« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2009, 04:50 »
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not relevant but does make me think of urban myth of the guy put a fridge out the front yard with a sign saying "free" and after 3 days of noone taking it he changed the sign to for sale $50. Someone stole it that night. When it was free it must be no good :)

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« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2009, 14:56 »
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not relevant but does make me think of urban myth of the guy put a fridge out the front yard with a sign saying "free" and after 3 days of noone taking it he changed the sign to for sale $50. Someone stole it that night. When it was free it must be no good :)

Not Urban Myth, Phil.
That same guy who stole the fridge started his own micro stock agency many years later  :D

That's why they don't go after stolen images  ;)

« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2009, 22:21 »
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I have found my image as well. Make sure you check if you have any of your images under this person as well -
Does anyone know Yahoo's email that I can email.

cafecathi's photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cafecathi/3839201933/#

Kone

« Reply #55 on: September 12, 2009, 09:13 »
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They using a watermarked image from Istock
With original metadata

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cafecathi/

Kone

« Reply #56 on: September 12, 2009, 14:02 »
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There is at least another with a copyright notice at the bottom.

The last image (waterlilies) appears several times in Flickr, according to a TinEye search.

Flickr is becoming each day more of a Photobucket type of illegally uploaded material.


 

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