Creative Commons and Virgin sued

Note, I realise I am a little late in posting this, but just found out that action was taken as a result of their advertising campaign. Virgin and the Creative Commons Corporation are being sued because Virgin used photographs taken from Flickr for their advertising campaign.

The reason Virgin is being sued is because they claim the photographs were used in a derogatory way, the accompanying text said “Dump your pen friend.” Now that is understandable, but they did put in on the World Wide Web, and put it under a commercial and allowed derivative works to be made from the family portrait. So, you would say that it is their own fault in this. Well, Creative Commons comes in here. They are suing Creative Commons Corporation for not telling him what commercial use meant.

If he didn’t want his work to be used in any way, he just had to not change the licence and left it under full copyright.


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