OneZero
Published in

OneZero

Beware the Copyleft Trolls

When photographers sue after Creative Commons Licenses go awry.

The scam works a little like this:

A photographer posts their work online under an outdated Creative Commons license, such as version 2.0, that does not give licensees the right to fix license problems within 30 days of notice, as do the current CC 4.0 licenses.

The photographers lurk until someone unwittingly posts the photograph online without proper attribution.

--

--

--

The undercurrents of the future. A publication from Medium about technology and people.

Recommended from Medium

Drowning Accident Lawyers. Everything You Need To Know.

Grants of Representation

They Were Responsible for Killing Thousands of People and Never Went to Jail

The High-Stakes ‘Game’ of Deciding Who to Release from Prison

Locked Down Again

Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt

Multi-state operation reunites daughter with dad

Prisons and profits: legalized extortion of inmates and families

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Chip Stewart

Chip Stewart

Lawyer. Journalist. TCU professor. Viewer discretion is advised.

More from Medium

It’s No Wonder Teen Girls Hypersexualize Themselves When This Is How Media Portrays Them

I met an Instagram Influencer IRL. It was Traumatizing.

The “training-no racing” Ordeal

The Return of ATLANTA