remember when...

Malingering 3:50pm, 1 February 2007
... I said that I should take photos for documentaries on fat people?
BOCTAOE 12 years ago
You hit the big time, Mal. You've been PUBLISHED.

I'm impressed they had the integrity to credit you. :-D

Bill S.
wildlifeuplift Posted 12 years ago. Edited by wildlifeuplift (admin) 12 years ago
I hope your check is in the mail!

Interesting - the article is written fairly straight-laced, but the author did get one jab in at the fatties with her use of some slightly extraneous parentheses:

And get this, the condition has reached “epidemic proportions” thanks to a rise in obesity.
While grepping about I found your photos in some online Chinese magazine article (in English) about obesity in China. (There were other photos, all of overweight people not in China.)
wskrz 12 years ago
Next time some troll gets into your stream and starts blabbing about how you pick on overweight people, you can direct them to that link.

You're not picking on them. You're performing an important public service.
Adventures of Tintin 12 years ago
Just curious, did they ask your permission before they published your pic online?
TheDamnMushroom 12 years ago
Amuses me that a New York publication is using California photos. But hey, folks in Washington State and California and the UK have been Fmailed asking for permission to use their photos on a tourist site for... Oporto City, Portugal. *shrug*
Malingering 12 years ago
Yeah apparently DC is using my LA photos as well:

No, no one asked my permission, but I have that Creative Commons thing, which is why they are supposed to credit me.

Chinese online magazine? Where?
Malingering 12 years ago
Malingering 12 years ago
Wow. I looked and there's more.

Science Buzz
Malingering 12 years ago
Oh no. And they're using it to encourage people to get tummy tucks after weight loss. You're kidding?
TheDamnMushroom Posted 12 years ago. Edited by TheDamnMushroom (admin) 12 years ago
Okay, vanity-search time...

...This dude put my God-Zillah photo in his blog, and was kind enough to say "I'm using this photo in my blog". Not "Mushy, may I?".

...Too lazy to go to Flickr itself to see photos? Why not go to or to see someone's stream, and all the Flickr-writers' comments associated with their pictures? (Links I found came up in Google because I'd commented on someone else's work.) And there's the aggrigator Ozmozr which caught my ain't goin' nowhere photo.

...Too lazy to go to Flickr itself to read comments? There's always which appears to be a best-of-comments filter. (Entry I found was from a post in the "Flickr Cliches" discussion in Flickr Central: *"If the word 'cute' was stricken from the English language, we'd all perish." - Linus from Peanuts, 1950's, the day Linus was showing off his new baby sister Sally*) Or you can go to and get all new comments as an RSS bundle.

... Want the best of Flickr, archived on one site which does NOT rely on for its image hosting? is your one-stop piracy shop! At least THREE of my photos are there. [Swiping their bandwidth: Moy Mushroom, Framed Soup 3, and gutter - after]

... Say, Monkeyjunky, do you know anything about's Easily Amused set? (I dig you so it's okay, but you coulda said something.)

...A geek blog with a link to the guy's photo on Flickr, which I'd commented on and the poster said (in the blog) my comment (on the photo) was the best. :)

...The 1/1/07 SickMalls blog entry by Look In The Tunk was entirely a copy of what I wrote on my goodbye Mervyns picture, with the photo attached. (Anita, it's okay by me since I think you're the bee's knees. You coulda said something, though.)

...Then there's Stuck on the Palmetto blog's use of an image that, admittedly, I swiped out of someone's Blackberry email. You're welcome, thanks for not asking, but by Flickr rules there should have been a link to the photo's page as well.

...And BillyWarhol, whom I know casually through some adult groups, used this without so much as a Ha!Ha! in the comments, kthxbye. Here I thought no one noticed that screen cap...

But I haven't found any professional lifts of my work. Yet.
cmrowell 12 years ago
I don't think they need to notify you when they use your photos with the creative commons license. It's a courtesy if they do.

I think your photos can be used in blogs even if you have All Rights Reserved, as long as they are linked to your flickr page. They don't actually have a local copy of your photo, it is being obtained from flickr when viewed on the blog page. The only thing flickr says about it is that you can make your photos private if you don't want it to happen.

Mal, you might want to tighten up your licensing now that you have stock image people interested in you. But, that means you may have less exposure to people searching for creative commons photos as well.
Zervas 12 years ago
cmrowell, I think they do need to notify you with a cc. at least dependent on the type of cc license you use. and although nothing can really be done to prevent somebody from linking to a flickr image I don't think that that alone makes it legal.
bbdoyle 12 years ago
i can only find one of mine being used without notification, but i did get courtesy byline Meyers

down near the bottom...the bicycle at an unused gate
bbdoyle 12 years ago
^ i emailed eurocheapo and told them that the pic was © all rights reserved and they sent back a note apologizing for not asking me first
cmrowell 12 years ago
I looked at the creative commons stuff for a while today and couldn't find any mention of it requiring you to be notified when your photo is used, but I didn't get into the fine print. But, you'd think that would be clear if it was a requirement. I kind of assume that if I assign a CC license that I'll lose some control of the image, so I only use it if I'm ok with that. Makes sense to do some checking now and then to see where your photos are ending up.
TheDamnMushroom Posted 11 years ago. Edited by TheDamnMushroom (admin) 11 years ago
Okay. Do you remember Jan-Michael Vincent? Teen hunk from Disney's The World's Greatest Athlete and star of the movie/TV show Airwolf?

Here he is at 63, in a tabloid-TV interview:

He freakin' morphed into Nick Nolte!!
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