Friday, October 09, 2009

Olympics warns man about sharing photos on Flickr

Olympics warns man about sharing photos on website -

The International Olympic Committee sent a cease-and-desist letter to Richard Giles, 38, after discovering his images from his three-week solo trip to China for the 2008 Beijing Games on the popular online photo-sharing site Flickr, where he was allowing other people to use them as they wished.


The letter marks the first time the IOC – whose website calls it the "supreme authority of the Olympic Movement" – has moved to protect its image on a social media site.

"Images of the Games taken by you may not be used for any purposes other than private, which does not include licensing of the pictures to third parties," said the notice sent via email on Tuesday and signed by Howard Stupp, director of legal affairs at the IOC.

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