Copyright hijinks on Flickr
Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:54 AM
Anyhow, I left a comment on the NPR blog, pointing out that the photo most definitely is not the work of the youth hostel (as of a day later, the blog post is unedited), and I also left a comment on the Flickr page, linking to the Snopes site. I think it's pretty rich that people are thanking the Flickr user for licensing an image that doesn't even belong to them.
Any other suggestions for how to dissuade this kind of thing or report this Flickr user? Is it legit to flag a photo for copyright infringement or is flagging strictly for inappropriate content? And do any of you know whose photo this is? The Snopes page about the email hoax says that it was swiped from Great White Adventures, but the link is dead and I can't see the photo on the updated GWA website.
Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:14 AM
They're still at it. Yet another Flickr user has innocently used the image and thanked the thieves for the creative commons license.
You can see the photo as it appeared on GWA's site using WayBackMachine. The earliest appearance of it appears on February 6, 2005
According to the folks at GWA's Facebook page, the photo was taken in 2003 at Guadalupe by Mark Marache aboard The Searcher.