Letter to Toronto Life

Creative Commons Trademark

As many of you have voiced your support on my issue with , I thought I’d share the letter I sent them about their use of my without permission.  [original post about that is here]

 


Hi,

I’m writing because 2 of my photos are being used without my permission on your Daily Dish section. Both photos have a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en_CA) which states explicitly that my photos are available for non-commercial use only.

I also state, explicitly, in my Flickr profile “If you want to buy any of my photos for commercial use, please email me to discuss it.” Toronto Life, and by extension your online properties which all have paid advertising, is commercial are not covered the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical License.

The photos in question are used in these 2 articles:

I am very open to people using my photos on non-commercial sites, and I’m also open to commercial sites and publications using them WITH PERMISSION through purchased non-exclusive rights for which I generally charge $100 per image.

So, I would like you to:

1. add a link to my publication for which they were taken: www.cheapeatstoronto.com in the accreditation AND send me a contact so I can invoice you for use of the images at $100/image

OR

2. remove the images from your posts and post an apology or post something indicating that you will only use photos from Flickr that are for Commercial-use from this point forward.

Here is a bit more on my reaction to seeing my images used without
permission – http://www.unsweetened.ca/unsweetened/2009/05/non-means-non.html

Alexa Clark
editor, publisher & founder
CheapEats Toronto


Attribution Noncommercial Attribution-NonCommercial License

Creative Commons Trademark

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2 thoughts on “Letter to Toronto Life

  • May 14, 2009 at 4:43 pm
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    Commercial or Journalistic? You Tell Me

    In the final episode of the Toronto Life Creative Commons drama, we have identified the issue to be a difference of opinion about what constitutes “Commercial Use”. After I sent in my letter to Toronto Life, I got a quick, respectful and reasoned respo…

    Reply
  • May 14, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    Permalink

    Commercial or Journalistic? You Tell Me

    In the final episode of the Toronto Life Creative Commons drama, we have identified the issue to be a difference of opinion about what constitutes “Commercial Use”. After I sent in my letter to Toronto Life, I got a quick, respectful and reasoned respo…

    Reply

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