[alert] Twitpic takes credit for user pictures

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Hugo Roy

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Jul 5, 2012, 10:18:08 AM7/5/12
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Hi,

I still have to review this one more in-depth to make sure, but here's a
nasty bit in Twitpic's tos:
http://www.twitpic.com/terms.do
"To publish another Twitpic user’s content for any commercial
purpose or for distribution beyond the acceptable Twitter
"retweet" which links back to the original user’s content page
on Twitpic, whether online, in print publication, television, or
any other format, you are required to obtain permission from
Twitpic in advance of said usage and attribute credit to Twitpic
as the source where you have obtained the content. "

Whether this means Twitpic thinks it's acceptable to not mention the
user or the photographer remains to be checked. But if that is the case
(regardless of the fact that not mentioning the author of the photograph
is probably illegal anyway in many countries) I think it is plainly
unacceptable.



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ecnep...@gmail.com

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Aug 14, 2012, 1:04:15 AM8/14/12
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"All content uploaded to Twitpic is copyright the respective owners. The owners retain full rights to distribute their own work without prior consent from Twitpic. It is not acceptable to copy or save another user's content from Twitpic and upload to other sites for redistribution and dissemination.

By uploading content to Twitpic you give Twitpic permission to use or distribute your content on Twitpic.com or affiliated sites."

Michiel de Jong

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Sep 30, 2012, 12:38:54 PM9/30/12
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i guess the idea is that once it's uploaded through twitpic, you would have to credit both twitpic and the author/owner, except when it's a retweet, because then the author is automatically credited, and the tweet itself will already point to twitpic.
 
this is also relevant and gives some context about why this is such a big deal:
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