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#1 ChrisJ


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Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:15 PM

Here is an interesting article about a photog whose Flickr Pictures have been used without permission THRU FLickr.

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#2 echeng


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Posted 10 July 2008 - 04:27 PM

That's why every photo that matters to me is watermarked (small, but clear) on Flickr and limited to between 700-1024 pixels.

It's too easy to present Flickr content on other pages.
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#3 BrianM


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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:32 PM

Me too, watermarked and limited to 800 pixels on longest side, but my biggest security is the fact that nobody would want my photos in the first place. :)

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 07:19 AM

... my biggest security is the fact that nobody would want my photos in the first place. :)

I didn't want to be tacky and say that. :ninja:

But people do lift photos from Flickr and use them. I had a finalist in a photo contest recently. The contest finalists were shown in a Flickr group. A magazine asked all the finalists for permission to use their photos in a future issue. It's not a big high budget publication, so I said okay, knowing there wasn't any payment. I don't know how many of the finalists agreed.

At least they asked for permission.
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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:04 AM

It gets better, Flickr and Getty teaming up:



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