UK Independent editor airs his views on republishing from Flickr

January 21, 2010

Boing Boing reports that UK newspaper The Independent recently republished a photo on it’s site from popular photo-sharing site Flickr, even though the photo was marked “All Rights Reserved”.

The Independent issued the following statement: “We took a stream from Flickr which is, as you know, a photo-sharing website. The legal assumption, therefore, is that you were not asserting your copyright in that arena. We did not take the photo from Flickr, nor present it as anything other than as it is shown there. I do no consider, therefore, that any copyright has been breached or any payment due.”

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