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Stop selling artist's pictures and keeping 100% of the profits.

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Flickr, a photo-sharing site owned by Yahoo, recently started to sell creative-commons licensed artwork, without compensating the creators.  What this means is that they are selling artist's creations and keeping 100% of the profits.

Flickr failed to notify users of these sales and didn't give them the option to opt-out before they took effect.

Flickr's co-founder, Stewart Butterfield, called the plan "short-sited" and said, "It's hard to imagine the revenue from selling the prints will cover the cost of lost goodwill."

The Wall Art prints are also being marketed in a deceptive manner. There are no disclaimers on the prints stating that it is perfectly acceptable for the potential buyer to download, print, and frame the pictures themselves, for free.

For the entire articles, please follow the links: 

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/12/10/yahoo-sells-flickr-users-photos-without-sharing-profits/

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/02/flickr-creative-commons-photos-wall-art

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/12/04/how_yahoo_could_make_up_for_its_decision_to_sell_flickr_users_photos.html

http://goo.gl/MDbazU

https://hbr.org/2014/12/how-yahoo-betrayed-its-users-by-doing-what-they-asked

Please sign this petition and let Marissa Mayer know that we won't tolerate her corporate bullying and unfair treatment of artists. Demand Flickr compensate the artists with at least 50% of the profits or donate the same amount to an international charitable organization.

Photo by Liz West. https://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/2207307656/



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