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TwitPic Will Sell Your Photos, But No Cash For You 102

Posted by timothy
from the click-no-to-agree dept.
Andy Smith writes "Twitter picture-posting service TwitPic has defended its plans to sell users' photos, but still won't cut users in on the deal. TwitPic founder Noah Everett claims that the move has been made to 'protect' users of the service."
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TwitPic Will Sell Your Photos, But No Cash For You

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  • Re:Non-story (Score:3, Interesting)

    by hawguy (1600213) on Thursday May 12, 2011 @04:06PM (#36111412)

    Ah, more submissions from Andy Smith. Just like last time it's completely off. TwitPic is not "planning to sell users' photos", it's just adding a clause in TOS that they have the right to them too. Just like YouTube and tons of other user content sites. In nowhere they state they plan to sell them, but Andy again twisted it like that.

    The quote from Noah implies that's exactly what they plan to do:

    As we’ve grown, Twitpic has been a tool for the spread of breaking news and events. Since then we’ve seen this content being taken without permission and misused. We’ve partnered with organizations to help us combat this and to distribute newsworthy content in the appropriate manner. This has been done to protect your content from organizations who have in the past taken content without permission. As recently as last month, a Twitpic user uploaded newsworthy images of an incident on a plane, and many commercial entities took the image from Twitpic and used it without the user’s permission.

    While he didn't reveal the terms of the partnershipis, typically the We've partnered with... quote means that money has exchanged hands, so they are, in effect, selling your pictures.

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