Photo-Sharing Websites Can Sell Your Images Without Your Permission

 

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Lick It Photo Delores Randall

Word has been spreading on the blogosphere that images uploaded to photosharing websites do not need the users permission to sell the images. As The Next Web discovered, photo-sharing apps including Color, yFrog, Instagram, Flickr and Lockerz and Twitpic. Users complaints immediately start flooding Twitpic after learning that Twitpic might be allowed to sell the images people uploaded to the site. The apologetic message in a post on the Twitpic blog on May 10, founder Noah Everett confirmed that users do still own their content. The message came too late because some Twitpic users deleted their photos and accounts. This is the same policy Facebook and most other mainstream social media applications have with regard to ownership of online content. This new rule is sure to ruffle the feathers of photographers everywhere around the world. It pays to read the TOS , terms of service. When was the last time you read the fine print?

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