Everybody can freely use my Flickr pictures under the Creative Commons license, and because of that they end up on many websites. Sometimes even on commercial ones, which is actually not allowed according to the Creative Commons license that I use (Attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives). I don’t mind that very much, but people should at least have the decency to check if it’s OK.
Recently for example Nokia used one of my pictures on its website to promote the E65 phone: http://europe.nokia.com/A4368290. They did not check with me if I would agree to this, and except for the credit I did not receive a penny. This is fine with me, I am not blogging nor taking pictures to make a living – that’s also why I do not put ads on this blog for example. But it’s a bit weird that someone else finds out and asks me about it. I did not even get a link (trackback), which is the least they could have done.
And amazingly they even dare to put Copyright Nokia 2007 next to it. So now they suddenly own the copyright to this picture? That’s turning the world upside down Nokia!