A work colleage noticed this. Full points to sharing and the Creative Commons licence that allows publications to use images amateurs like me put on Flickr legally.
Thanks. It's the law. It is called Creative Commons and if you share photos on Flickr the default if 'all rights reserved'. If you want to really share an image you need to use the Creative Commons option. As a photo editor myself they have done everything they are required to do to use the photo (they don't need to ask me, or post a comment on my Flickr.com page.)
I really wish more people would share photos with this licence. It helps everyone like bloggers etc get legal content to use. I also wish anyone with a slight chance they might be in the media to offer photos of themselves that have a clear licence that allows their use.
It was in the 2010 TDU by the way...
Yeah no it's the law, but that don't mean anything these days- just nice they did the right thing by you.
agree with you Angus
The bigger US publications are totally scrupulous about details like attribution and they're generally a lot fairer to deal with than most Australian media.
I think 'Creative Commons' is a double edged sword.
Thanks to the 'free usage' and the spread of the internet, anyone get find themselves published in prestigious magazines around the world. Angus's pic is a ripper, and without Flickr and CC they'd have never found it or used it.
The bad news is in the good ol' days (maybe 2-3 years ago) they'd have paid at least $2-300, depending on the size and how widely it was published, to use a pic like that. Now they get it for free. This way I guess both parties win, but cash in pocket was nice too...