Flickr, listen to us !
March 5th, 2010 as a Flickr community member I'm supporting this cause :
World wide protest Friday 5 of March.
"Flickr, listen up! We want more safety!
The amount of members affected by piracy and /or unauthorized use of their images grows more and more everyday.
It is not enough to state in our user profiles and in every photo the existence of a copyright; and that permission shall be requested of the author of the photo if somebody intends to use of that image.
It is not enough to report or block these people because FLICKR does not take action against these thieves, copycats, pedophiles and/or sadists! They keep on using their accounts as they wish, with the photos taken from other users without their permission to use them.
WE, honest and ethical USERS of FLICKR; free thinkers who respect the work of their colleagues, who use FLICKR in a LEGAL way and constitute a community that wants to nourish from the photos of others WTHOUT COPYING their photos and WITHOUT MISSUSING their works; DEMAND the following:
That our copyright be respected.
That Flickr creates new security tools to protect our work.
That it becomes forbidden for a user to re-enter the gallery of the person who blocked or reported him/her.
That the accounts of people who PLAGIRIZE, copy or use photos acquired without permission and, in many cases, with illegal purposes in activities prosecuted by law, such as pedophilia and pornography; be suspended indefinitely.
FLICKR, listen to your users! The warning that informs you that an account does not pass the filter of security is insufficient. You have to create safer accounts.
We want Flickr to make an adequate follow-up of the accounts reported. We do not want anymore "moderation" without justification. Webmasters of Flickr, we demand respect on the moderation of all our accounts in Flickr and that a clear difference between art and pornography shall be made.
FLICKR: it is time to improve your security system and to guarantee the service we all deserve.
We join this worldwide action today in order to protect our art and to demand better service and a better FLICKR. A place where we can keep on sharing ethically and legally our viewpoints on life and the world from our lens!
Thanks for considering our proposal and for improving on the issues afore mentioned"