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The ‘Noncommercial License’ Notice Ignored On Flickr

Neerav Bhatt on has highlighted the issue of the Creative Commons noncommercial license being ignored by news websites building photo galleries from Flickr.
He writes: ‘The Canberra Times has joined a raft of other newspapers ignoring copyright restrictions on photographs as photo galleries become more common…..
…..Unfortunately this is not a rare occurrence as examples abound of major news organisations around the world being accused of using photos and/or videos taken by citizen journalists without permission or offering payment including: The Daily Mail , The Independent, Agence France Press, The Sydney Morning Herald , The Age and News Limited , BBC, US based TV networks ABC News and CBS News as well as CNET’…..All the contacted photographers had clearly marked their photos on Flickr as being made available under a Creative Commons noncommercial license …..
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