Monthly Archives: March 2009

Muizenberg Beach

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Graffiti Training

Graffiti covered commuter train in Kalk Bay

Ripples & Sky

Ripples on a beach with a reflected sky

Blackened by the Sun

Blackened by the Sun

We have had a lot of smoke in the air from bush fires for the past few weeks. I took this the other evening when the smoke was lending an orange hue to the setting sun.

Meme encourages theft

There is a “CD Cover Meme” doing the rounds at the moment that is not quite as harmless as it might seem.

It involves visiting certain sites to obtain text for use as artist name and album title; then the third step of the meme suggests that you should

Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days.
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

What people may not realise is that doing this will in all likelihood be stealing. Although there is a chance that the photo in question might be Creative Commons licenced and allow derivative works, it is more likely that it will be licenced as “All Rights Reserved” or CC licenced but not allow derivative works. In that case, your use of the image for the meme will be theft; so don’t do it. Respect the rights of other publishers just as you would like others to respect yours.

Image courtesy of lovelypetal.