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Nov. 20th, 2009 @ 11:48 am Seattle Times steals one of my pictures
In the Seattle Times defense, it looks like they are using an automated script to grab pictures tagged with “Bellevue”, without looking at the copyright notice.

The page:

The picture:

I’ve contacted both the Seattle Times and Flickr to see if they can modify the script to check for the copyright notice. Frankly, I don’t care if individuals use my pictures for personal use, but if anyone makes money off of one of my pictures (like using it on a commercial site), I better get my cut.
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Date:November 21st, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
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same thing here. photo of the dance steps and the seattle pi is using it. this does violate the copyright of the artist that created the dance steps if you take a photo of it and use it on a business site, etc. i know who made them and i told him about this one so he could sue another business. i guess lots of people like to use the dance steps. he sued the symphony and some other people and stuff.

there's this whole thing about how you have to send dmca take-down requests and/or sue everyone that uses your artwork online (or wherever else) instead of picking/choosing who to go after otherwise you have no valid case
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Date:November 21st, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
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They are also violating the Flickr TOS, and Flickr is talking with the Seattle Times now.

But, it looks like they automatically display the newest public image tagged with "bellevue" and "washington" or "wa". Time to tag a picture of goatse... ;)