Chao Lam

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Apology to Flickr users

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We’ve gotten several messages that our CoolChaser tool is enabling the copyright violation of Flickr users. I now realize that we could have coded our tool to more specifically list only images of Flickr users that allow sharing and to properly attribute such users. This was on my todo list and I apologize for not implementing it sooner. I appreciate that some Flickr users have chosen the Creative Commons license to share their photos to varying degrees, and that Flickr actually does allow us to filter for only such photos. Thanks for bringing this issue to my attention. Rest assured this matter has my highest attention now, and we’re looking to fixing this in the next few days.

We’re looking to build better tools to avoid copyright violations, but in the mean time please make sure the background you use don’t violate any applicable copyright laws.

Please drop me a line if you have constructive ideas about what we should change. You can follow also the Flickr discussion thread.

Written by Pseudonymous

September 3, 2007 at 12:43 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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