To date I’ve made two posts on Flickr:
Today I read about two more stories of photographers images being stolen and used for commercial purposes.
* In Germany a political party lifts a photo of a Flickr photographer’s sister as a cover to their political magazine
(Thanks for the heads up on this Nils)
Yet PDN’s story focused on the positive side of Flickr with the opportunities it has provided for some very talented photographers.
So which is the real Flickr? Clearly stories that can be sensationalized will get more press, but these stories about improper use of images keep coming.
Out of todays reading I did discover a new Flickr group “Copyright in the Works // Fight For Your Copyright“. I’ve joined and will be taking an active part. If you’re on Flickr and this interests you don’t hesitate to join. If anything it should be a good read as more people learn about it and report their experiences.
Update: Even better is the Licensing Awareness Working (LAW) group.