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Violated by Yahoo! Games while I was sleeping (updated 2011-01-29)

*updated 2012-01-29 About Yahoos response …

Thursday night (26 of jan 2012) I got a mejl, I wrote about it yesterday, in a blogpost. Yesterdays blogpost is mostly about the condition Yahoo wanted to use my pictures (about 800 pic’s) of Stormtrooper.  In short I thought the conditions to say the least were intriguing, and not in my advantage. It said:

(1) You retain ownership of your Photos, however, you grant to Yahoo! Inc. a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license (but not the obligation) to sublicense, use, copy, modify, translate and/or adapt, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display by any means and in any media, your Photos on Yahoo! News and local Yahoo! News sites in other countries.

(2) You represent and warrant that your Photo is an original work taken by you and you own or have the necessary rights to all copyrights or other proprietary rights in your Photos. You also represent that you are over 18 years old.

(3) To the extent that your Photos are displayed on Yahoo! Inc.’s pages, Yahoo! Inc. will provide a link from your Photos to the gallery and associate an alt tag displaying your Flickr screen name in connection with the Photos.

And all Yahoo! Games wanted was for me to reply with a mejl telling them that I approve with capital letters. I choose to not send an reply, because I DON’T AGREE!!! . And I thought that the my lack of my reply would mean that nothing would happen, I believed that Yahoo would respect my Intellectual rights, the Creative Commons license I use on my work.  Mostly I thought they would do that because I’ve read on flickr that:

Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy

Yahoo! respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same.

But I was wrong! I share my photos on flickr, with a Creative Commons licensen, an non commercial license. I mostly use BY, NC, SA as my default license. I use Creative Commons because I believe in Creative Commons values.

And I share my work, with others to give others the possibility use my work, but I have drawn a line for Commercial use, then I want to be asked. And Yahoo! Games seamed to have understood that, it seamed that way when they asked for my permission to use my pictures. I didn’t reply. I didn’t give them the rights to use my pictures, to share them, but they did it anyway.

I got raped on my rights, by Yahoo! Games and it happened while I was sleeping.

Update: After I had written this post I mailed Yahoo, and told them that I WILL NOT, WILL NOT accept there terms, and that I wanted them to follow the Creative Commons license I had choosen for my work, I also asked Yahoo to tell there community that I share my work under a creative commons license.

Last night I got a reply that they would take down the pictures, with following message:

Adorable Stormtrooper Photos

Per the author’s request, these images have been taken off Yahoo.com, but you can see them on the author’s Flickr stream here: http://bit.ly/yAOfc6

Yahoo! Games seams to have missed the part of telling there community that they hadn’t followed the conditions under which I share my work Creative Commons, Attribution, non commercial, Share alike.

Kan Stormtroopers vara rara? – Om bild 330

Dagens bild prövade jag flera gånger inne i köket. Jag hade svårt att få leksakerna att stå upp, men till slut lyckades jag. Jag brukar ta med mig leksakerna ut i samma ställning, i någon vag föreställning om att jag bara ska kunna ställa upp dem när jag väl kommer ut. Det går inte, det fungerar nämligen inte, och har aldrig fungerat.

– Varför?

Anledningen är enkel jag har två händer och bär ofta mycket annat än bara två platsleksaker, kamera, stativ, kanske ett objektiv till, andra attribut som ska vara med i bilden…

I dag bjöd november på en vacker novembersol och jag vill gärna fånga novemberljuset, men inser att det blåser och att det kommer att ställa till problem, för leksaker i plast faller lätt, väldigt lätt. Så efter allt övande hemma i köket vet jag att jag kommer att sucka, skrika och bli frustrerad. Vad gör jag ute idag, i vinden, i kylan, i solen? Det kommer inte att bli som jag vill ändå.

Bestämmer mig för att arbeta på en stenmur, i princip ett hopplöst ställe att arbeta på eftersom plastleksaker kan inte stå på stenmurar, men skam den som ger sig. Jag få dem att inta dagens pose även utomhus. Sedan börjar kampen, racet, jag mot vinden, jag mot stenen, jag mot ljuset som gömmer sig bakom lite moln.

Efter en stund ger jag upp, jag inser att jag aldrig kommer att få fotograferat den mjuka handen som stryker över den lille stormtrooperns kind, för den finns nämligen inte.

Bilden som hamnar på flickr får följande kommentar:

-You make them look so sweet!

Då slår det mig plötsligt, är inte Stormtroopers rara?