Thursday, June 03, 2004

Imagestation problems...

June is Black Music month. Shoutout to Prince, Ella Fitzgerald, and that one black guy 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 Mexicans

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....