How safe/reliable is flickr?

Started Sep 1, 2008 | Discussions thread
borisboomboom
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you're being stubborn.
In reply to bthe, Sep 4, 2008

Copyright infringement (or copyright violation) is the unauthorized use of material that is covered by copyright law, in a manner that violates one of the copyright owner's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works.

from wiki.

bthe wrote:

Petteri Sulonen wrote:

bthe wrote:

"You see a photo you want knowing you have to pay to use it but
ignored terms."

so...you took something that isn't yours, in other words, copyright
infringement, and used the photographs to your own advantage without
paying. That, well, IS theft as far as I am concerned.

But not as far as the law is concerned, nor as far as the
consequences are concerned.

If I break into your car and steal your laptop, you no longer have
the laptop, and if you haven't made backups, you don't even have the
photos you stored on your laptop. I have stolen a concrete object,
and you no longer have use of that object.

If I surf onto your website, download your photos, and use them on my
website without permission, you still have your photos. It is very
difficult to ascertain what, if anything, you have lost. You can
argue that you have lost the money I should have paid to you for
using those photos, but that assumes that I would have been willing
to pay that money instead of using someone else's photos.

The act is different, the consequences of the act to you are
different, and the legal consequences to me are different. It is not
the same thing. Related, yes, much as, say, trespassing and burglary
are related, but not the same thing.

Petteri
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http://www.prime-junta.net/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/primejunta/

"Copyright infringement is theft of property owned by the copyright
holder" I don't know how I can be more clear on it lol As far as I
can see it.

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