The problem with Flickr
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06-09-09, 08:52 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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I have looked over Flikr a couple of times... BUT do not post my images on their system... the main reason for this is according to the information I have seen/been told in the past, when you place your images on their site, your giving them permission to use them in what ever way they seem fit. I believe that you sign copyright ovet to them when you join up??
Can any one confirm or deny this at all??
The relevant terms and conditions for Flickr regarding this are found under their parent company T&C (Yahoo), which can be found here:
. In particular it is clause 9. Which starts:
Yahoo! does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Yahoo! Services. ...
However, they do require you to give them a use license, the terms of which are found in the following paragraphs of clause 9. The upshot is that they need this license in order to: feed the images to the website so others can view them, upload and compress/resize the images to different sizes. The license is also revoked as soon as you include the content in their service (no grandfather clause).
Without the use license, they don't have your permission to allow the material to be displayed via their web sites.
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