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User_Removed
5 Nov 2012 - 10:40 AM

http://blog.exposedplanet.com/why-sharing-photos-on-facebook-is-bad-for-you-part-2-why-the-share-and-like-buttons-are-bad-news/

I was sent this link to a blog discussing the in's and out's of posting photos on FB from a photographers perspective. REALLY interesting reading.

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AaronMarshallNichols

This is pretty scary stuff, luckily I have refrained from uploading many of my photos onto social networking sites and the ones I have uploaded I will be deleting as soon as possible.
I follow quite afew professional photographers on the likes of FB, it makes me wonder if they realise the image's they advertise with can be used without their consent.

chrisheathcote
chrisheathcote e2 Member 7240 forum postschrisheathcote vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 - 4:03 PM

So does that mean that because EPZ has a FB Like button, all EPZ's and subsequently our photos sub licensed to that demon Facebook. Scary thought (well it would be if I had any worth stealing Smile )

Jestertheclown


Quote: So does that mean that because EPZ has a FB Like button, all EPZ's and subsequently our photos sub licensed to that demon Facebook.

I read both of those articles and thought exactly the same thing.

I've never liked the idea of Epz. being linked/connected/in bed with (delete as appropriate) Facebook and all of those other pointless 'social networking' sites.

paulcookphotography


Quote: ...Facebook and all of those other pointless 'social networking' sites.

Oh gawd!

User_Removed
5 Nov 2012 - 4:38 PM

Well that was one of the reasons I posted the article. I'm not a legal beagle so can't comment on his interpretation of what all the legalese means but it seems pretty clear that you have no rights.

Jestertheclown

I don't know either Bugs but it certainly implies that that's the case.

davidburleson
davidburleson ePHOTOzine Staff 72302 forum postsdavidburleson vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 - 4:55 PM

I'm not saying the blog post is true/false, but I would confirm by reading the T&Cs regarding Copyright on sites like Facebook first before being scared off them.

As for EPZ's Facebook integration, we only share a tiny thumbnail of the photo which has probably no value to sites like facebook. And on that note, there are probably different rules regarding liking and sharing.

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Jestertheclown


Quote: I'm not saying the blog post is true/false,

Even the author of the blog dodges the issue of its accuracy.

What does "we only share a tiny thumbnail" actually mean David?

Possibly a tiny thumbnail of one of my images?

779HOB
779HOB  2999 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 - 5:15 PM

I personally don't think there's anything to worry about. The blog is over a year old and it's possible the T&Cs have been updated but I can't be bothered to find out. It reminds me of the panic about Dropbox - someone read the T&Cs and didn't understand what they meant and wrote a blog, it got shared and panic spread. DB T&Cs used to talk about sharing photos etc.......Because DB didn't use their own servers, they rent from Amazon, they have to get you to agree to allow them to share so they can store on someone else's servers. DB re-wrote the T&Cs in normal layman's language and we all use DB again and benefit from what it offers.

Jestertheclown


Quote: I personally don't think there's anything to worry about.

Yes. I'm sure that you're right.
I'm not particularly bothered either way since I wouldn't touch FB or its like with a bargepole and whatever's being 'shared' from here makes little difference to me.
As we all know, anything that you post on the internet's considered to be fair game and might as well be considered written off the moment that you post it.
I only asked because if anything of mine is amongst the stuff that's being shared, I'd like to know about it.

779HOB
779HOB  2999 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 - 5:54 PM


Quote: I only asked because if anything of mine is amongst the stuff that's being shared, I'd like to know about it.

Well like you say if it's on the net it's there to be shared. So, I would take it that it is being shared and try not to worry about it too much. I used to worry but at the end of the day if you worry about sites like FB and even here, you will end up not using the net to it's best. I can't control it, but I can enjoy it.

Jestertheclown


Quote:
Well like you say if it's on the net it's there to be shared.


Quite.
I was just interested.

User_Removed
5 Nov 2012 - 6:19 PM

I think that the T & C's for direct uploads on FB are very clear - you have no rights and they can and do sell information and photos. They have been challenged in court by families of victims (there was one case in NZ where family photos were sold to a newspaper) and their T & C's were upheld by the court. Even the so-called privacy settings don't protect your rights or privacy.

779HOB
779HOB  2999 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 - 6:49 PM


Quote: They have been challenged in court by families of victims (there was one case in NZ where family photos were sold to a newspaper) and their T & C's were upheld by the court.

Interesting when was this - I'd like to read up on that. Is there a link to any info please.

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