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    Be Careful what you upload to Flickr!

    Along the lines what's happening with the Orphan Works legislation and why that's so important to oppose, here is an article that shows and talks about how Flickr strips out metadata, " ...including the all important copyright and other IPTC metadata that describe who created the photograph and potentially carry along a caption, title, and keywords for the image." from your files.

    "Sure, when you're viewing the image on the Flickr page, you don't need that information. But when a user saves that image out to their local disk, or embeds a that photo in their own website even if it's being served out of Flickr's farm, there's no way to link that photo back to the maker."

    Full article: http://duncandavidson.com/2008/04/fl...ht-metada.html

    Not sure how many of saw what happened to Christian Dietz over on the ICPS boards where a company stole his CP pictures right off his website and made stamps, and then sold them.
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    Wow that sucks!

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    WildBill,
    Do you know if this is limited to Flickr or have other hosting sites also gone along?
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    Wow! I have been uploading to flickr for more than an year now and have like 600 pics there.

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    RL -I'm not 100% sure, but I imagine others strip metadata also. I heard Google did when you upload a webpage/site.

    Here is a link to the thread about those stamps I mentioned, I mean, they just lifted them directly from his webpage!

    http://icps.proboards105.com/index.c...ay&thread=1630

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