Saturday, June 25, 2011

A fly in the ointment! I did not know this, now I do!

The second I read this I deleted ALL my images from PhotoBucket. I, personally, won't be used like that. I will only upload images to pbase, where they do not abuse one's intellectual property, one hopes! I read their small print, never thought of it before, and they only use the right to use images for their own advertising, I can live with that. I have no doubt that pictures are used illegally, there is bugger all that can realistically be done there, but I won't just give them away willingly.
But Photobucket.....

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