A surprise

Sun Dec 23 2007
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Flickr stats

Playing around on my flickr account today I found about flickr stats. Now these stats to turn out to be mostly quite lame and predictable, but the one that caught my eye was the referal sources. In amongst a large number of hits from flickr itself and the main search engines there was a surprising 48 hits direct from realadultsex.com (Hey this link is NSFW - stupid!)

Bad license assumptions

. So, I do the honorable thing and visit the referencing page (NSFW! I’ve told you, don’t click on this at work) .. to see that low and behold one of my photos is indeed heading the blog entry and has infact been correctly attributed to me, but unfortunately they have suggested that they are using the image under the Creative Commons license.

So I’m a pretty liberal guy, and I really don’t mind that they’re using this image (that’s sort of what the web’s all about) - but it does slightly annoy me that they go to the extent of attributing the image to me and then claiming that it’s under a license that it has never been issued under.

Still.. I wasn’t expecting my name or work to turn up on a sex blog any time soon, so the world still has some surprises!

It makes me mad!

Tue Jun 26 2007
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