Confidential to NY Times: Free as in speech
June 26, 2009 6:41 AM Subscribe
Getting smart about personal technology.
NYTimes publishes Sonia Zjawinski's assertion that other peoples' images on Flickr are probably OK to download, blow up and use to decorate her house: And if you’re wondering about copyright issues (after all, these aren’t my photos), the photos are being used by me for my own, private, noncommercial use. I’m not selling these things and not charging admission to my apartment, so I think I’m in the clear. Other people
think it's more complicated, and some are just pissed
. Coincidentally, the Times photo editor
is taking questions this week. Next, Zjawinski will also address the issue of tattooing
Flickr photos without attribution (maybe.)