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07-10-09, 10:44 PM
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As someone who has had to create T&C's the alternative to pulling holes in things is to make alternative proposals. It would be great to see some alternative drafting. I always take the view that you never get something for nothing. Each party is offering something to the other. What are people who contribute prepared to give for a free web site? Perhaps Future should look at the Flickr "pro" model and charge for those who want more.
It's a fair point, I did offer (albeit somewhat flipantly) help during the beta, when the T & C's were being debated. I'll not go into it all now as a quick search on the forum (assuming all posts including the beta stage are still searchable). I've written / amended a limited number of contracts (admitidly it's been a while - ask me a criminal law or legal mental health related question and my knowledge is good) , arguably T & C's fall into a contract category. It's all about offer & acceptance. Yes the site is free, but a site is only as good as the members. If those members are treated a free cash cows (as the original T & C's allowed) by future, the site becomes unfair & will dwindle - as it already seems to be doing. They have changed dasticly - to the benefit of all parties.
Just to note: the original T & C's can be found on all other radar sites. This site just used the same ones generated for non-photography sites & I bet no one looked at them before attaching them to this site (or did and did not understand their meaning).
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