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John Lilburne

Re: The problem I have so far...

"practice of slapping dumb jokes on random photos"

This can be a major problem when a photographer takes an iconic photo which perchance is appropriated by the dumbfucks on the interwebs. The result being that the photo is debased and whatever value it had for the photographer is sucked out. An example is supplied by the cretinous Google shill Masnick here

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150908/00155432189/getty-images-goes-copyright-trolling-after-meme-penguin.shtml

the problem being that the meme cause the photographer to be unable to license the photo because who wants to buy a license for something that is used as a joke?

Switching to Wales, I don't think he has ever seen an example of IP theft that he didn't approve of. His organization has also been known to bully and threaten a 12 yo kid for several weeks over a butterfly photo, turning it into an existential threat to the site itself:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Jimbo_Wales&diff=prev&oldid=566879506#Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Doleschallia_bisaltide_bisaltide_(Autumn_Leaf)_-_male,_January_2013,_Singapore.jpg

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