Monday, May 12, 2008

Do you post photos online?

THIS is really important!!

In a nutshell:

Right now, as a poster to photosharing sites like flickr and photobucket you have some rights to your photos not becoming "public domain". As in, Google can't help themselves to your photos for advertising. There are currently 2 bills going on in congress that are practically unadvertised that will change your rights. Now, I'm not a professional photographer like Lorie, so this won't hurt my income, but that also means that IF I were to have private photos (of my theoretical non-existant children or anything else that I consider a private posting) they're no longer protected and those sites would be able to sell them or use them for their own purposes without compensation OR credit given. This could also affect layouts posted to such sites (which will screw over the designers that you used). NOT COOL (a more official like link)!

How do we fight back? Click here and fill out this quick form (it literally takes only like 1 minute) and it will instantly send an email showing your opposition to this stupid notion to your 3 reps on Capitol Hill. Support the arts and protect your family!!

3 comments:

Eva & Mike said...

Thanks for the post. I don't want my private pictures made public!

Trena said...

I did it! Thanks Meghan for keeping us up to date!

Lorelei said...

Thanks for sharing this Megh! Wow, yeah super important to get the word out...