Hmm- a friend just forwarded me these links- about Virgin Mobile using a flickr photo of a minor in an Australian ad campaign.Seems that neither the photographer nor the child were informed, nor consent sought. If you are using creative commons licences, you should be aware of the issues (Hopefully, will get broad media coverage, since the child's family just filed suit. Will also be interesting due to transatlantic nature of the matter -photo taken in US, ad in Oz). I've noted that people and companies have been fishing photosharing sites for images- seems a pretty sucky practice, and maybe the best way to discourage this is to reserve all rights-after all, i don't see the hardship for anyone wanting to use images to seek the photographer's permission- at the very least it's common courtesy.


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