Thursday, June 03, 2004

Imagestation problems...

June is Black Music month. Shoutout to Prince, Ella Fitzgerald, and that one African-American in SoulDecision.

Photographer Ruel Tafalla posted pictures from his Central Java trip. For you non-indos, that's my mom's hometown. Check it out, it's quite pretty.

I also just found out you're not supposed to flush Q-Tips. On the other hand, Tampons are okay.

The Simple Life 2: Road Trip premieres June 16 on Fox. More Paris Hilton.

On a more serious note, I know some of you use Imagestation for picture hosting. Just to give yall a heads up, check this clause in the members' agreement.

6. License Grant and Intellectual Property Rights
"…you grant ImageStation, its successors, licensees and assigns, a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty free license to use, modify, reproduce, distribute, publish, publicly perform, and publicly display your Member Content..."

Translation: Legally, some schmuck Sony editor can take your high-res picture (it’s free/unlimited, right? so might as well put everything online?), put it in some supermarket tabloid, and you may not get a nickel for it.

9. Code of Conduct
"…you agree not to post...any data...[that] displays any expression of bigotry, racism, or hatred, or is ethnically offensive, objectionable or inappropriate...defamatory, libelous, disparaging, obscene, pornographic, profane, threatening, abusive, deceptive, offensive, vulgar..."

Translation: No, you can’t put up pictures that make fun of latinos!

May not be a big deal to most of yall, but to see some alternatives, read this story

Best regards


Anonymous said...

am I the only one that comments on this thing?
post more pics of brown women.
and thanks for the heads up. Sony ain't gettin none of my ish

Big D-Unit said...

hahahaa yes you're the only one. it's all good, i'm not hatin....