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ColleenM ADMIN April 1, 2011
The group pool is ONLY for images that have been misused and copyright ignored. We also occasionally accept images of photographers being stopped by overly ambitious members of various security forces. See further details below.

I no longer check images in the queue. If there isn't a tag or description that indicates it has been misused, it is automatically deleted.

We provide useful information to photographers about the value of their work and how to protect it. Shooting,...

Group Description

IF YOU CARE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY, PLEASE INVITE YOUR CONTACTS TO JOIN THIS GROUP AND TO DISCUSS THE ISSUES.

Please be careful not to use inflammatory terms when making any allegations.
Be factual, not accusatory please.
This is not a place to defame individuals, companies or authorities.


The Value of Photography
A day does not go by without someone in the flickrverse getting a flickrmail that very politely asks for the use of an image in return for credit. Usually these requests flatter the photographer and make him or her feel very good and unfortunately, most give away their image for nothing. Vanity publishing is killing photography as a means of earning a living and this practice has to stop and the only way to stop it is to inform as many members of flickr as will listen, about the harm that the 'it's only one image' attitude is doing to the photographic industry. Remember, those seeking to use your image know its value, it's time you learned its value too.

http://www.alamy.com/default.asp

The Misappropriation of Photography
A second does not go by without an image from flickr being stolen, misappropriated or used without regard to the licensing terms of the image. This group has the objective of providing advice and information on all matters relating to licensing images and the legislation surrounding the area of copyright.

Report Infringement here.
Simple Notice of Infringement Form
UK photographers may also report incidents of copyright infringement to Copyright Action.

The Harassment of Photographers
A frightening development in recent years is the harassment of photographers by those who are misinformed regarding the law and photography. This group will try to get YOU informed about the laws regarding photography and put you in a stronger position to defend your rights.

Report Harassment here.
UK photographers may also report incidents of harassment to Photorights.org..

The Pool
The pool of this group is intended for the posting of images that have been misappropriated and used without the photographer's express permission, in breach of the copyright license attached to the image. Please tag the image PRStolen. The pool is moderated so only images bearing the tag will be admitted. It is also useful if your image carries, in the description, the details of the misappropriation.

Promoting the Group
If you are a group admin or moderator, please feel free to link to this group on your group page and to direct your members here if they have any questions about image rights.

Discussions
Please take part in the discussions both for and against topics. This group respects free speech and freedom of expression but please try to avoid getting personal.

Creative Commons
This Group supports the education of photographers and end users in the use and application of Creative Commons licenses. Unfortunately, like all licenses, Creative Commons is just as abused as any other.

Quick Links
Pro Imaging's Rights On Competition list.
Competitions with Photographers' Rights friendly Terms and Conditions.
Yahoo! Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy
flickr Pro Terms of Service
flickr Community Guidelines
flickr Report Abuse
flickr APIs Terms of Use
Licensing Awareness Working (LAW) Group
Photographer's Rights - United States of America.
Photographer's Rights - United Kingdom.
Photographer's Rights - Republic of Ireland
Editorial Photographers UK
OP©P - Organisation for Photographers Copyright Protection UK
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (UK)
American Society of Media Photographers
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Disclaimer
Unless otherwise admitted, none of the members of this group is a lawyer. The advice and opinions offered in this group are not legal advice nor are they legal opinion and no legal actions should be taken solely on foot of the advice or opinions offered in this group. The members of this group may not be held responsible for any loss incurred as a result of actions taken on foot of the advice or opinions expressed in this group.
ALWAYS CONSULT A LAWYER IN MATTERS OF LAW.
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Group Administrators - Please use the following code on your group's front page. Also, please feel free to use the group icon for any purpose that promotes this group and the group's goal to bring an end to rights abuses through discussion, information and education.

<b>Please help protect the interests of photographers everywhere
by becoming active in the
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/nomorefreephotos/" target="blank">Photographers' Rights Group.</a></b>
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/nomorefreephotos/" title="No More Free Photographs from flickr" target="blank"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3281/2399660156_4d89255977_o.jpg" width="100" height="100" alt="No-More-Free-logo-medium" /></a>

It should look like this

Please help protect the interests of photographers everywhere
by becoming active in the
Photographers' Rights Group.

No-More-Free-logo-medium
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Members - Please cut and paste the following code into your flickr profile page if you support this campaign.

<b>MY WORK HAS VALUE!
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/nomorefreephotos/" target="blank">Photographers' Rights Group.</a></b>
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/nomorefreephotos/" title="No More Free Photographs from flickr" target="blank"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3281/2399660156_4d89255977_o.jpg" width="100" height="100" alt="No-More-Free-logo-medium" /></a>

It should look like this

MY WORK HAS VALUE!
Photographers' Rights Group.
No-More-Free-logo-medium
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Commenting - If you wish to use the group icon and link when commenting in photo discussions, then please use the following; this size is better as most people don't like big icons in their photo discussions.

<b>Please help protect the interests of photographers everywhere
by becoming active in the
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/nomorefreephotos/" target="blank">Photographers' Rights Group.</a></b>
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/nomorefreephotos/" title="No More Free Photographs from flickr" target="blank"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2395/2401008340_3c03ea710a_o.jpg" width="48" height="48" alt="No More Free Photographs from flickr comment logo" /></a>

It should look like this

Please help protect the interests of photographers everywhere
by becoming active in the

Photographers' Rights Group.
No More Free Photographs from flickr comment logo
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Group Rules

English

Joining this group implies that you agree to these two simple rules.

Moderation
Freedom of speech and expression is observed in this group. You are free to express your opinions on all topics discussed. Respect of those opinions is obligatory. You may disagree and are encouraged to debate your differences but you are NOT allowed personalise your disagreement by insulting other posters for their opinions.

Persistent abuse of other members will lead to you being banned from the group.

The Pool
The pool of this group is intended for the posting of images that have been misappropriated and used without the photographer's express permission, in breech of the copyright license attached to the image. Please tag the image PRStolen. The pool is moderated so only images bearing the tag will be admitted. It is also useful if your image carries, in the description, the details of the misappropriation. This is not a dumping ground.

Persistent dumping of images will lead to you being banned from the group.

Italian

Partecipare a questo gruppo implica che l'utente si impegni a queste due semplici regole.

Moderazione
La libertà di parola e di espressione è osservata in questo gruppo. Sei libero di esprimere le tue opinioni su tutti i temi discussi. Il rispetto di tali pareri è obbligatorio. Potresti essere d'accordo e sei incoraggiati a discutere le tue opinioni divergenti differenze, ma NON ti è consentito personalizzare il tuo disaccordo in maniera offensiva verso altri manifestanti le proprie opinioni.

Persistente abuso verso altri membri ti porterà di essere bandito dal gruppo.

Il Gruppo
Le foto che appaiono in questo gruppo sono solo destinate alla pubblicazione di immagini che sono state oggetto di appropriazione indebita e utilizzate senza l'espressa autorizzazione del fotografo, in violazione del diritto d'autore allegato alla licenza l'immagine. Vi preghiamo aggiungere il TAG: PRStolen. Il gruppo è moderato in modo che solo le immagini che portano l'etichetta: (TAG) PRStolen saranno ammesse. E 'anche utile se l'immagine include, nella descrizione, i dettagli dell' appropriazione indebita. Questo non è un pool discarica. (non potete postare altri tipi di foto, se non quelle inerenti a questo gruppo).

Persistenti pratiche di dumping di immagini ti porteranno a essere bandito dal gruppo.

Additional Info

  • Members can post 2 things to the pool each month.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe, Moderate
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