Did you hear about photobucket?

Cygnus StudiosCygnus Studios Registered Users Posts: 2,294 Major grins

Looks like years of losing money has finally taken its toll at photobucket. They massively changed their policy.

Now if this weren't bad enough, if you really read through their "terms of service" you find some downright scary stuff hidden in the small print.

Things like:

_When you make your Content public, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-revocable, right and license to copy, sell, convey, distribute, stream, post, publicly display (e.g. post it elsewhere), reproduce and create derivative works from it (meaning things based on it), whether in print or any kind of electronic version that exists now or is later developed, for any purpose, including a commercial purpose with the right to sublicense such rights to others. _

If anyone missed that part, I pity them.

At least they limit other users to non-commercial use.
By making your content public, you are also giving other Members on Photobucket the right to copy, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and create derivative works from it via the Site, third party websites or applications (for example, via services allowing Members to order prints of Content or t-shirts and similar items containing Content, and via social media websites), provided such use is not for a commercial purpose._




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    RichardRichard Administrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,931 moderator

    Combine that with $400/yr if you want to embed pics on an external site and it looks like they're trying their best to get rid of all those pesky customers.

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