Check out this post. Scares the dickens out of me, but when I was telling y’all to vote about the facebook policies, people kept coming up to me, basically claiming I was just a suspicious person. But the proof is in the pudding, kids…
Want to turn your friend’s Facebook photograph into a mug to sip your morning coffee from? A new service called Photos At My Door can help you do that. It’s an app that can access any of your Facebook friends’ public photographs and turn them into products ranging from photo prints and canvases to mugs and mouse pads.
If the thought of having your photos sold as commercial products without your permission makes you uncomfortable, you’re not alone: the app is attracting criticism for it’s apparently flippant views on photo copyrights.
Rebecca Britt over at Fstoppers writes that the service is “disheartening and disrespectful of a photographer’s copyright,” and that she along should have the power to “allow users to buy my images how I see fit, not some third party app.”
Over on DPReview’s coverage of the app, commenters write that they “smell a lawsuit a brewin’ here” and that Photos At My Door does not have their permission to commercialize their photos.
Let’s take a look at how the service works. It’s a very sparse website that looks like it was designed in the 90s or by a 7th grader. Click the main welcome image and you’ll be asked to give the service permissions to access your Facebook account and your friends’ photographs:
Read more at http://www.petapixel.com/2013/03/30/new-service-turns-facebook-photos-into-products-without-your-friends-consent/#fUYraYrJ9qYphEWl.99
Lovely. The timing of this post is interesting as I was informed yesterday that several images of mine are being used w/o permission. They weren’t obtained through social media-not that it matters.
O.o EEEEk! NOT cool.