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.
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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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