Scams directed at photographers
After a long hiatus, the “What The Duck” from http://www.whattheduck.net/ came back. Here is one of his latest.
What The Duck: photographers stealing photos
We all heard about people
stealing photos (excuse me “borrowing”).
Facebook is the biggest photo gallery, by far. Nobody even comes close. Mark Zuckerberg understands that photography is the latest “killer app.” He just has to look at the numbers, 350+ million photos uploaded to Facebook every day and 150+ billion photos hosted on Facebook. In April 2012, Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook purchased Instagram for a billion dollars, and the acquisition (legal…) was finalized in September 2012. Now Instagram has announced new terms of service starting 16-Jan-2013:
I try as hard as possible to not infringe on other people's copyright. When I need to quote somebody extensively I always ask for the permission. On a couple of occasions, I have published other people's photos with their permission, but this is dumb…
Vancouver General Hospital/VGH power station click on image for gallery
This image above is a copyright infringement. I'm infringing!
Yes, you read right: Lightroom 4 Available? Today, 29-Jun-2011, Google has changed globally its interface and all searches are
Lightroom 4 Available
- I'm still on Lightroom 3.4.1
- I haven't heard any announcement
You must have heard the news that Sony PlayStation Network has been hacked by the group LulzSec. They've hacked Sony, PBS, Fox and many others. They posted almost or all of the Sony users' information, including their passwords.
Here's a list of the most often used passwords:
Recognize any of your passwords?
On 21-May-2011, the Judgment Day is coming with the “End of the World” on 21-Oct-2011. “The Christians will meet Jesus.” So what happens when you are a Christian, believe in the Rapture and you have cats, dogs, horses? They are not coming with you to meet Jesus. Somebody else will have to look after your pets between the Rapture and the End of the World.
Enter Earth Bounds Pets. They charge $135 + $20 per additional pet to look after your pet. They accept Paypal.
A group of New Orleans residents spent a lot of time and money creating very elaborate costumes for the Mardi Gras parade. And, of course, as they go down the streets in the parade, photographers take their photos. They want to be paid by the photographers. So they tried to copyright their costumes. The “Mardi Gras Indians” claim that it's not fair that others profit from their work. The problem is that clothing and costumes are not covered by copyrights.
Everybody wants to be the number 1 when it comes to Google and search. Being the number 1 does bring millions of dollars, especially when you are the number 1 on very common words like “dress”, “skinny jeans”, or “Samsonite carry on luggage”…
JC. Penney was the number 1 on all these common words . JC Penney was even above Samsonite when asking about Samsonite! JC Penney web sales for fiscal 2009 were $1.9 billion.
In the morning I do my blog rounds. I go to a bunch of websites that I find interesting. Not only they have to be interesting, they must be updated regularly, at least once a week. For the websites that are interesting but with only occasional updates, I make them come to me with RSS: Real Simple Syndication. I subscribe to the website and they send me the post when it's published.
The “marketing secrets revealed” is one of those that I received via RSS. Occasionally there's some very interesting stuff. The author offered a "FREE Marketing Secrets Revealed" in e-book format.
As most of you know by now, the Wikileaks leaks of US diplomatic information is on, almost full speed. It's pretty much the daily headlines.
The documents that have been leaked so far are pretty innocuous. These are document from the SIPRNet, an adjunct mostly “secured” network for sharing intelligence. The documents are from “not even rated” up to “confidential”. No document leaked is supposed to be rated secret.