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by SantaFeJoe on Fri May 24, 2019 8:22 pm
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This doesn’t look good on Canon, if true:

https://fstoppers.com/originals/canon-uks-instagram-account-caught-messaging-photographers-asking-free-image-use-369743

I like some of the comments in the article.

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by Brian Stirling on Wed May 29, 2019 11:39 pm
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This is not a new new game and many media companies have been harvesting user submitted photos for there own use and profit for years. Why pay for an image when you have access to 100 versions of it from a amateurs that are pleased their image was selected -- when they know its been selected. You buy something with your credit card and the CC company is quick to profit from the data mining of your purchase history -- they feel no particular interest to share that with you. What percentage of smartphone apps routinely harvest data from your device and require permissions for as many aspects of your device as they can get away with -- there are flashlight apps that need to have access to your contacts, location and storage. Years ago the FTC and other government agencies would have nailed companies to the cross for these tactics but not any more -- they want access to that data to. This is the world we live in and there's little indication this trend is ending.


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