In what in legal *and* technical terms is a blindingly fast turnaround, Answerbag.com followed up with me on Twitter
@tremaine We are now linking our Flickr attributions. Thanks to you and @mikeschinkel for bringing this issue to our attention.
Originally published January 24 2010:
If you want to see if Answerbag.com has been swiping your images against your copyright on Flickr, try this google search
In the search box
"flickr name" flickr site:answerbag.com
Replace “flickr name” with the name/handle you use on Flickr.
Below is (lightly redacted) document just sent to Answerbag.com and Flickr
January 24, 2010
Notice of Claims of Copyright Infringement
Sent via: EMAIL
DMCA Notice of Copyright Infringement
There are multiple violations of copyright, the above are a representative sample
I, Tremaine, certify under penalty of perjury, that I am an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner of certain intellectual property rights.
I have a good faith belief that the items or materials listed are not authorized by law for use by the above named domain name owner or their agents and therefore infringes the copyright owner’s rights. I hereby demand that you act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material or items claimed to be infringing.
My contact information is as follows:
Allegedly Infringing items or materials:
Infringing material that I demand be disabled or removed in consideration of the above:
Location of ORIGINAL WORKS:
These images are also in use on my blog at http://blog.ddiction.com/
Flickr/Yahoo! specifies that if you post a Flickr photo on an external website, the photo must link back to its photo page. The five (5) examples of infringement do not link back to the photo page, and in fact link to answerbag.com.
This document is cryptographically signed.
Photographer & Network Security Consultant
“Paranoia for hire”