Posted by Doomshammer on Thursday, May 17. 2007 at 12:33 in English only, Flickr, Medien, Photography, Thoughts, Web
There is currently an interesting case of copyright infringement running through the internet. Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir, a gifted photographer from iceland, noticed that some of her photos, which she posted in her flickr stream, have been stolen by a company called "Only-Dreemin" and that this company used her photos for making revenue (for sure w/o her approval). After she noticed this, she wrote a comment in her flickr stream and told about this story.
This comment started a big discussion and as there were a bunch of not so nice postings in this discussion, the flickr staff made a mistake and deleted this thread. This for sure caused a big disgust against flickr and their "censorship". The flickr staff noticed their mistake and send official apologies to Rebekka and the community. Hopefully the company who stole her pics will see their mistake as well...
Now you are wondering why I'm reporting about this story? Well, it's mainly because I was impressed what a single "agony" can cause over the internet. Many many people inside and outside of flickr were mad because of the infringement. Blogs and news sites were full of this story. And it makes me really happy, that a single "call to the masses" can cause such a rebellion.
Find more about the sorry in Rebekka's blog and in the flickr forums.