ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS!!!

I know that this is not a photo made with a camera, but I feel the utter urge to express my anger!!!

 

I just saw this article among Yahoo! news:

 

news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/does-one-day-worth-f...

 

I THINK THIS IS UTTERLY OUTRAGEOUS!!! IN ALL THE YEARS I'VE HAD MY FLICKR I'VE TRUSTED IT, BUT NOW THIS TRUST IS SOMEWHAT BROKEN... FLICKR HAS ALWAYS ENFORCED STRICT RULES ABOUT COPYRIGHTS, BUT I BELIEVE THAT BY THIS GUY PRINTING OUT ONE MILLION FLICKR PHOTOS THESE RULES HAVE BEEN VIOLATED. FOR ALL I KNOW THERE COULD BE ONE OF MY PHOTOS IN THERE... OR PERHAPS EVEN MORE THAN ONE?!!! I'VE NEVER GIVEN PERMISSION TO ANYONE FOR USING MY PHOTOS. AND NOW HERE COMES SOME DUDE, WHO THINKS THAT HE'S SOME KIND OF AN ARTISTIC GENIUS AND SIMPLY PRINTS OUT STUFF AND USES IT FOR HIS OWN PURPOSES!!! WHO LET THIS HAPPEN?!?!

 

AND WHAT MAKES IT EVEN WORSE, HE THROWS THE PHOTOS AROUND!!! I VALUE MY WORK AND IF SOMEONE JUST THROWS MY PHOTOS AROUND I FEEL OFFENDED AND ANGRY!

 

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE REST OF YOU FLICKERERS, BUT I AM TOTALLY OUTRAGED, HURT AND I FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN FLICKR-RAPED!!!

 

I would like to thank the author of the article, Katherine Gray, for disclosing this violent misuse of our Flickr work.

 

Keep the comments clean! No banners, awards or invitations, please!

  • Dominik Schwind 4y

    Are you serious?
  • Cobra_11 4y

    Absolutely! Are you serious?
  • Dominik Schwind 4y

    Yes. I don't see the reason for the outrage. I like the idea and would love to just sit there and randomly look through the printed photos.
  • Cobra_11 4y

    Well, I'm not so delighted about the idea, especially because I don't know if my work's in there or not - and, judging from the comments under the article, I'm not the only one who's upset.

    Anyone who posts photos on Flickr puts them on his/her own world display. That's our gallery, and not some corner on the floor of some building somewhere in the northern part of Europe. Besides, if the guy was an artist, he could snap his own million photos and throw them around. Why did he have to use other people's work to put up his own show?

    I find the entire thing humiliating. There are many people out there (me included) who saved up for an expensive piece of equipment, made the effort to find a good motive for a photo and proudly display the end result here on Flickr. And now this guy simply snatched our work?! That's just wrong...
  • Dominik Schwind 4y

    I'm pretty sure that's what he is trying to say: Because these days so many people take so many photos ALL THE TIME, any single photo doesn't matter much.
  • Cobra_11 4y

    I agree with you in that. But if the guy needed one million photos, why didn't he just buy a camera and parade around with it for a year, snapping pictures of whatever he thought was interesting? Now, that's something I would call original and I would love to see such a display. But this is simply not acceptable to me. I would rather have just a few views on a photo here on MY Flickr site than have my photo snatched like that.
  • aussiegall 4y

    I can understand how you feel but you can actually stop people from downloading and printing out your photos from flickr by changing your settings. www.flickr.com/account/prefs/downloads/ You are given this option if you don't want this to happen. Personally I actually share my photos with others through creative commons. I upload low res images and allow people to use them on their websites or where ever they find fitting as long as they make no financial gain by selling them. I find that this way I have gotten my work out there and helped other people in the process. If they want a higher resolution image they usually contact me and are prepared to pay for it or they go to my gettys images library and purchase through there. However i don't believe in people downloading images and selling them for pure profit thats wrong or claiming them as their own. Over all the years on flickr I can say I have had only a few occassions where this has happened. If this guy printed out any of my images I wouldnt have a problem with it as it is in the name of art and I can see the point he is trying to make. Anyhow I guess what I am trying to say is I understand totally how you feel and that you should go and change your settings to stop your photos from bring downloaded.
  • Guy Morris 4y

    I think you've definitely over-reacted to this. Take 10 deep breaths, it can't be good for your health to get so wound up about something so inconsequential.
  • Jon Spence 4y

    I'm surprised this hasn't found its way onto the flickr blog. Can't see the problem with one of my photos being somewhere in that pile. I don't feel "flickr-raped"! My first thought was how on earth did he go about printing so many photos. He can't be using the photos for financial gain because he must have spent a fortune printing them all.
  • Cobra_11 4y

    aussiegall thank you for your support :-) I have my setting for downloads on private, but that still doesn't mean that the guy couldn't have downloaded my photo. I know what you mean by "in the name of art". I have no objections to that. But still: I bet there's an entrance fee for the show, so the guy is probably making money with our work. There's also the point of me not appreciating my work getting trampled, sat upon, etc. I value my work and just the idea that it's lying on the floor somewhere is not particularly appealing to me.
    morrisguy thank you for worrying about my health, but I doubt it's so inconsequential as you claim. Like I said above: the guy is probably making big bucks with the show and I sure have a problem with my work being used for that purpose!
    aka Jon Spence and, trust me, he's getting the money back - and probably even more than he spent in the first place! You don't have a problem with that, but I do. I would perhaps feel otherwise if the guy asked me for the use of my photo!
  • pe_ha45 4y

    Das muß ein Vermögen gekostet haben, alle diese Photos auszudrucken. Ich habe deswegen allerdings keine Probleme mit flickr. Daß Datenklau mit unseren Bildern gemacht wird, darüber muß man sich klar sein. Zum Drucken reicht die Qualität der hochgeladenen Photos bei den meinen jedenfalls nicht.
  • Cobra_11 4y

    pe_ha45 Ein Vermoegen, genau... Und ich bin mir ziemlich sicher dass der Kerl den Vermoegen zurueck will - und den wird er jetzt mit unserem Bildern verdienen, moeglicherweise noch mehr als er "investiert" hat. Datenklau passiert eben, wenn man Sachen auf den Internet gibt, aber Datenklau fuers Geld und auf so einen Weg (das mann mit unser Arbeit so umgeht und es auf den Boden wirft und drauf tobt, etc.) ist mir einfach inakzeptabel. Ich glaube, dass dieser "Kunstler" nicht bei jedes Foto auf der Qualitaet aufgepasst hat. Schließlich kann man jedes Foto auf einen standard Foto-Groeße druecken.
  • Margaret Donald 4y

    Thanks for drawing my attention to this. I am not particularly bothered by it. But what arrogance! To treat others' work with such contempt. Those of us who use Flickr, use it to keep a photographic record and to share things with friends. The fact that millions of images are uploaded each day is simply a function of the number of people on earth, computer savvy and with cameras, and not of the value of our images, which to each of us is high. (Perhaps he would like mass extermination.....)
  • marsoyann☆ 4y

    Ha ha ha !!! I was sure there would be one flickr member in 1 million to claim the copyright! I hope (for you) it's a joke!
  • Cobra_11 4y

    MargaretsFamily thank you! At least someone sees this the way I do!
    marsoyann it's not a joke! And I'm not the only one who got upset about copyrights!
  • Dominik Schwind 3y

    Don't worry, it's fake anyway.
  • Cobra_11 3y

    Dominik, thank you for the calming words :-)
  • Peter Caine 3y

    Hello! I think this is a really interesting debate. I agree with you totally Cobra. I think of flickr a little like the telephone. I take a picture of something I have made, or something I care about. People I care about, or who share my taste in life then comment or share. They may introduce me to friends of theirs, by chance (like our meeting) or by purposeful introduction through this image sharing. NOW - Imagine someone playing every phone call made in a day and claiming that it was all junk, and all non necessary, all irrelevant and all polluting but that using it all, with or without permission was art.
    regards, Peter (papyaceous)
  • Cobra_11 3y

    Thank you. Indeed, some people just won't stop at anything to have their moment of glory - including stealing other people's work. I find that just awful.
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