Saturday my pictures was blogged on Yahoo! Games. I was flattered that they liked my work, but such a big company ought to know somethings about legal deeds. I thought they did. I thought the knew all about rights when they asked me to AGREE with there terms, on thursday, but I didn’t replay so they went a head and published my work anyway.
I publish my work under a Creative Commons license to make it clear how I want to share my work.
So when it came to my notice that Yahoo had published my work I thought they had done that under the Creative Commons licenses I have choosen, but on there blog it said nothing about Creative Commons, noting about the terms I share my work under. I was stunned, what should I do? Just be flattered, or should I shout out my anger, ask for my rights?
I went for the latter, I wrote a blog post, I sent an e-mail to Yahoo! and told them that I didn’t agree with there terms, and that I thought they had violated the terms under which I published my work, I told them that I share my work under a Creative Commons license so I asked Yahoo to (from my email):
please tell your community that my pictures are available under Creative Commons and the license. And Please tell your community that you missed that little bit of information when you published my work, and then follow the terms.
What happened? What did Yahoo! Games do?
They replied that they would take down the pictures and that they would:
inform our community as you requested
They took down the pictures, but they seems to have missed some part of my request, the part about Creative Commons, when they wrote this in connection to the black box:
per the author’s request, these images have been taken off Yahoo.com, but you can see them on the author’s Flickr stream here: http://bit.ly/yAOfc6
Where did the part of Creative Commons go? Did you miss that part Yahoo? Why didn’t Yahoo tell there community that I share my work under a Creative Commons license?