All May Not be Vanity….

January 29, 2008

…in the publishing world.

I have been rightly called to book for accepting PhotoBongo
into my Blogging Life.

The way that search engine works seems acceptable, however,
as there is a notice at the bottom of each page:

“Images are copyright of their respective owners”.

They spell it out, loud and clear.
If somebody wishes to use photos they must abide by the
copyright notice pasted by the owners.

This is where a gloriously medieval splitting of hairs could begin.
Search engines show photos. Should the people who operate them
be compelled to pay the owners
for this privelege?
Having been brought up with the great story of
the row over who owned the copy of a book (“to every cow it’s calf;
to every book its copy”) I am aware of all the nuances involved.

So why am I happy with the current arrangement?
Because, unlike some systems, PhotoBongo does not add
little notices to my photos that indicate that they are
claiming copyright, that’s why.
So far, there is no indication that they wish to resize my
work for their own benefit.

Vanity? … It’s all there, delivered daily
in manageable doses.

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One Response to “All May Not be Vanity….”

  1. DaviMack Says:

    Yes … but how is it different from Flickr’s own categorization system? All PhotoBongo appears to do is to take advantage of the tags that you put in place yourself… so I don’t see the benefit.


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