Flickr can now legally sell the millions of images uploaded to its site
With nothing for their phtographers
For photo-sharing site Flickr's millions of users, photograph privacy is set to become a talking point. The Yahoo-owned photography portfolio network has announced plans to begin selling its enormous catalogue of 50 million 'Creative Commons'-licensed images. This means that the photos are being sold for profit, none of which will benefit the photographers who actually took the shots.
Flickr isn't actually doing anything illegal, and all images that have their license set as 'Non-Commercial' will not be sold under any circumstances.
The Wall Street Journal has recently questioned 14 users to get their feedback on the new system. Eight said they are happy and "see it as a way of getting more exposure", while the remaining six said they disagreed and, while "happy for their images to be used on news sites and blogs, don't want them to be printed and sold for direct profit".