Slightly OT, but relevant to flickr users or any online visible photo storage, who has not watermarked their work, be warned:
A new enabling law has been given Royal Assent that changes the way images can be used. This is being done on the back of business innovation. In essence, a company / individual can find your image online, strip it of the exif data and claim they didn’t know where it came from. A half-hearted attempt to show they “tried” to find out, and they can use your image without recompense unless and until you find them using your image, and it is then down to the small claims court to get a fee out of them.
If you hide your exif data on Flickr, or any other web presence, I urge you to reconsider. Place a copyright statement in each image, put a watermark over it. Republish every image in your stream to prevent this legalized theft.
 I preferred the old flickr site, but then again I was a big fan of Win 3.1 too 😉Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
where it’s hosted is meaningless. If you’re in UK, find an image you like, then UK law applies.
US copyright owners are pretty pee’d off at this UK law too.
I don’t think that it’s legal as such to purposefully strip EXIF ownership details, then claim “Oh I don’t know who owns this, and there are no details”. I think the issue was Google, Yahoo, etc. stripping details, then publishing photos or flogging to Getty etc. But there’ll be a push to have them preserved in all online album (etc.) repositories.
Now… how to make my camera insert (c) Andy the Rocketeer into every photo…Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Seems that Yahoo have responded to criticism, and gone back to the old Pro paid-for system for those who wish to stay with it.Posted 4 years ago
Also, there’s talk that Flickr will be deeply embedded into iOS, allowing users to upload with one or two clicks.
With 1Tb for free, I think I’ll start uploading lots more of my photos.
Seems that Yahoo have responded to criticism, and gone back to the old Pro paid-for system for those who wish to stay with it.
Good spot. At $45/2yr it’s still the cheapest unlimited photo hosting site I found in my search yesterday for alternatives. And yes, now ‘Pro’ has the new benefits of ‘free’ (bigger photos etc) whilst retaining stats, control over downloads etc.Posted 4 years agoSTATOMember
I still don’t like the way that Collections are buried deep. Trying to impose a common “landing page” rather than allowing it to be user-customised seems like a very retrograde step these days.
Based on the people i followed or peoples pictures i looked at (over last 3+ years as a pro user) very few people made use of the collection option, perhaps they need a nudge to let them know its useful.Posted 4 years ago
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