Attn flickr users.. 'youtophoto' may be using your images...

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ziggy25 Senior Member • Posts: 1,225
Attn flickr users.. 'youtophoto' may be using your images...

"youtophoto" are sourcing images from flickr for other designers for free. This is interesting as they are using images with the "All Rights Reserved" licence as well
http://www.flickr.com/groups/bristol/discuss/72157604047980151/

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imonk Senior Member • Posts: 1,082
Re: Attn flickr users.. 'youtophoto' may be using your images...

This is one of the reasons that I'd never advise anybody who is into their photography to use Flickr. It's becoming the main source of images for many companies such as the BBC.
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TIMartin Contributing Member • Posts: 747
Re: Attn flickr users.. 'youtophoto' may be using your images...

This might have been repaired by now. I'm not presently finding All Rights Reserved photos there now. Perhaps they had a problem with their query interface for FlickR -- but pretty unnerving if they were [mistakenly or not] changing the license terms on photos.

ericfordh Senior Member • Posts: 1,419
Thanks

Wow, now I never want to use Flickr. There was something in the news recently about how big corporations were also scouring Flickr for pictures for their advertisements. There's a link to that story at the Online Photographer, in their archives.

ziggy25 wrote:

"youtophoto" are sourcing images from flickr for other designers for
free. This is interesting as they are using images with the "All
Rights Reserved" licence as well
http://www.flickr.com/groups/bristol/discuss/72157604047980151/

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TIMartin Contributing Member • Posts: 747
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It is not a bad thing if companies scour Flickr for imagery ... unless they use imagery unlawfully. Flickr (and other online sharing places) make imagery easy to share. I don't think that Flickr is anymore exposed to this than any other site. Any site where you can search for tags and get non watermarked imagery is having to deal with this.

I was contacted by somebody in Toronto last year running a story about Dr. Jane Goodall. I happened to have an image of her with a projected image of a primate brain behind her in my Flickr stock. The person found the image by searching through Flickr. I was happy to share the image with him, but by the time that was able to respond, he had already gotten an AP image.

OP ziggy25 Senior Member • Posts: 1,225
Is it not good for beginners?

If you think about it, its probably the best way to put your work out there for potential customers. That is if thats your intention.

Here is an example of an "All rights reserverd image" shown on youtotube
http://yotophoto.com/search?kw=cardiff+castle

The image in question is the last image i.e. http://www.flickr.com/photos/83772020@N00/107149551/

On flickr the image has an "All rights reserved" but if you click on the license terms just under the thumbnail on youtotube (CC BY-ND), its says you are free to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work.

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Dan Bolger
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Re: Attn flickr users.. 'youtophoto' may be using your images...

That's not good!

Thanks for the thread.
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TIMartin Contributing Member • Posts: 747
Re: Is it not good for beginners?

Ziggy25,

The photo was replaced (looks like on March 22, 2006). Without knowing how it was originally published to the web, we don't know what the original license/rights were. From what I understand, once an image has had copyrights transfered or put in the public domain, such rights cannot be revoked. It might be that this image was originally published by the original owner as public domain and later changed. Certainly YotoPhoto is not obligated to constantly reconfirm licenses on each photo, does it?

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ziggy25 wrote:

If you think about it, its probably the best way to put your work out
there for potential customers. That is if thats your intention.

Here is an example of an "All rights reserverd image" shown on youtotube
http://yotophoto.com/search?kw=cardiff+castle

The image in question is the last image i.e.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/83772020@N00/107149551/

On flickr the image has an "All rights reserved" but if you click on
the license terms just under the thumbnail on youtotube (CC BY-ND),
its says you are free to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the
work.

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OP ziggy25 Senior Member • Posts: 1,225
Re: Is it not good for beginners?

Look at the 4th photo from this list

http://yotophoto.com/search?kw=cardiff

It points to this image http://www.flickr.com/photos/83772020@N00/130655396/ which was taken on 17th Apr 06 and uploaded two days later. It was never replaced since it was uploaded.

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David Nall
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Re: Attn flickr users.. 'youtophoto' may be using your images...

If you only upload small files, then you might be OK? Dave
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TIMartin Contributing Member • Posts: 747
Re: Is it not good for beginners?

I don't think that changing rights on Flickr marks it as a replaced photo. I am speculating, but also trying to defend Flickr a little bit--- it's not necessarily their fault if others are abusing their service. I still consider it to be a good thing that I can search Flickr for tags. I'm just not sure in what way Flickr is more of a problem than other sites. Heck, even watermarks can be removed by a determined person. There's even commercial software for reconstructing/creating scenery behind visual obstructions (power lines, fire hydrants, etc.)

Tweekie Contributing Member • Posts: 638
Re: Is it not good for beginners?

This is another one of the reasons I ditched Flickr about a month ago for a Smugmug professional account, with the added security of image protection and watermarking.

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