Etikettarkiv: Yahoo! games

För kännedom – jag är fortfarande besviken Yahoo! Games

I lördags blev mina bilder publicerade på  Yahoo! Games.

Jag blev smickrad över att bli tillfrågad, och glad att de tycker om mitt arbete, men min upplevelse är att företag som Yahoo borde känna till en del om avtal, och de vet om inte annat hur man skriver oskäliga avtalsvillkor, fast det är väl bara en del av Internet?

De villkor som Yahoo! Games ville publicera mina bilder under upplevde jag som oskäliga, så jag tyckte inte att jag behövde svara, eller ens bry mig om att avvisa dem. Jag är tydlig med hur jag vill sprida mina verk då jag valt att använda en Creative Commons licens för att dela mitt arbete eller mina bilder.

När Yahoo publicerade mina bilder så trodde jag till en början att de gjort det under min Creative Commons licens, eftersom jag inte samtyckt till några villkor. Men på deras blogg stod det inget om Creative Commons, bara en kort attribution till mig, inget om villkoren under vilka jag delar mina bilder. Jag blev stum, vad skulle jag göra? Bara vara smickrad, eller skulle jag skrika ut min frustration, eller vad?

Jag gjorde det senare, skrev en bloggpost, skicka ett mejl till Yahoo! och berätta för dem att jag upplevde att deras villkor som de ville dela mina bilder under inte var skäliga och jag berättade också att jag valt att dela det jag skapar under en Creative Commons licens. Sedan bad jag Yahoo om följande (citat från mitt mejl):

 please tell your community that my pictures are available under Creative Commons and the license. And Please tell your community that you missed that little bit of information when you published my work, and then follow the terms.

Så vad hände, vad gjorde Yahoo?

Många långa timmar senare svarade de, och sa, vi kommer att ta ner bilderna och sedan skrev de att de skulle (citat):

inform our community as you requested

Och ja, de tog ner bilderna, men de tycktes inte ha läst hela mitt önskemål om att berätta hur jag delar mina bilder, under Creative Commons. Följande stod i samband med den svarta bilden:

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

 

Var står det att jag delar mina bilder under Creative Commons? Missade ni den delen Yahoo? Varför berättade inte Yahoo för sitt community att jag delar mitt arbete under en Creative Commons licens?

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.

Flattering spam or what do you mean Yahoo? Games

This is yesterdays blogpost translated into English

Flattering spam or what…

Just before i went to bed I got an e-mail adressed to Jeannine (my name is Kristina) from a Content producer at Yahoo! Games. According to the mail he found my images on flickr and wants permission to possibly use them on the Yahoo.com website and in a gallery at Yahoo! games. This is a part of the e-mail (I bolded some parts):

We believe that your participation in this would be a good opportunity for promoting your photography.

To allow us to include your photos as stated above, we need your consent.

 

Therefore, if you agree with the below terms in connection with Yahoo! Inc.’s use of your photos, please reply to this email with the term AGREE in caps.

 

Terms of License Grant:

 

(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.

 

The Yahoo! and Flickr teams are honored in having your presence in the Flickr community. Your contribution would be sincerely appreciated.

We’d also like to send on a brief questionnaire so you can provide some context about the inspiration behind this project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

The intriguing about the mail is several things. The way I am supposted to agree is to reply through an e-mail, is that legally binding? How do they know it´s me replying and not someone else? Then there´s the conditions. They write that they want to use my Stormtrooper-pictures in my photostream, which means they are asking me to give them the right to use any of over 800 images.

And what does this mean:

(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.

Read it slowly, I will retain ownership, but I am supposed to give Yahoo a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license, to sublicense, use, copy, modify, translate and/or adapt, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display by any means and in any media, yadayadayada. And all I possibly is offered is a gallery on their website.

Flattered, Yes but come on I feel like David against Goliath…