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Users Not Happy With Flickr's Decision To Sell Their Photos

Some users are unhappy with Yahoo over its decision to sell their Flickr photos. “More than 300 million publicly shared Flickr images use Creative Commons licenses, making it the largest content partner,” The Wall Street Journal reports. “Yahoo last week said it would begin selling prints of 50 million Creative Commons-licensed images ,as well as an unspecified number of other photos handpicked from Flickr.”
 

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  1. Lisa Gansky from White Ops, November 25, 2014 at 4:50 p.m.

    I can't make up my mind if this bothers me, and I contribute a fair bit to Creative Commons. I suppose it would be nice if Flickr would throw us contributors a bone instead of keeping all the profits for themselves; but I know that licensing them as CC means folks are allowed to re-use them, including getting prints made. If they don't realize they're potentially being overcharged, I guess that's their business?

  2. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited, November 25, 2014 at 5:45 p.m.

    It's not just about immediate profits; it is about control, control over all media and control over your actions and beliefs. Yahoo has been adding more and more crazy news sights to their site with more and more half baked ads with bunches of false advertising. Who controls the regulators and who controls Yahoo - in privy meetings is what your photos say about you along with facial and voice recognition. "We are begging to be controlled."

  3. Lisa Gansky from White Ops, November 25, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

    @Paula Lynn: I think the issue is that people might not be educated on Creative Commons licenses. I willingly am sharing my photos with Wikipedia (and the world) free of charge. From what I've read, the only images that are being sold are those that are classified as Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike.

  4. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited, November 28, 2014 at 10:46 a.m.

    You are not getting it Lisa. It is nice to be able to share your puppy pictures with anyone. That's not the point. It is about that Flicker, et al, collects your data and sells it and you are tracked. And it not just to sell you things. All the data collected into that big data collection in the sky, so to speak, is the basis to control your actions under the radar of personalization for things that would be good for you decided by others. Fbeast can control your moods. It apologized. So what ? The tech is there and used and the surface of what can be done hasn't been scratched. 1984 wasn't a joke; it was a prediction.

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