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Martin ad

We've blocked this image to protest the possible passing of the SOPA/PIPA bills:


Here's the thing: We don't own the rights to any of the science and tech images posted here. Under the new legislation, this could put Flickr and ourselves in serious legal trouble. And yet with the huge number of images we've shared with our Flickr collection in the past 5 years, no corporation or person has ever asked us to remove an image. On the contrary, many people have been truly appreciative of the advertisements. Children of the artists have contacted us to thank us for sharing their father/mother's work with the world. Collectors have found new favorite artists and new sources to scour, and we've personally learned more about many of the people and companies behind these ads than we ever would have keeping it all to ourselves. SOPA and PIPA would make all of this impossible.




perhaps designed by Lester Beall?


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Taken on January 24, 2009