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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2008
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    Hm. The fact that this was on someone's site/blog kinda weirds me out. The way I'd figured, this is why I don't use Flickr for my work. I know too many people who consider it a stock photo service - including some professionals who might just end up using it for something commercial. They don't see the problem.

    On the other hand, I want to show and sell my work online. Which means I have to show it in a representative way. This was my reckoning: at least on Etsy/MySpace, prospective thieves have the tools to contact me to license something legally before stealing it. Better than my photos ending up in some StumbleUpon "10 Great Random Photos" hit-bait page (which I'm pretty sure are usually fed from Flickr, and which are always uncredited, and which piss me off but that's another topic).

    Of course I tend not to have lolcats and pictures of dressed up pugs, so maybe it's not an issue.