The Mercury News and Flickr

While the Mercury News has been pulling photos from SVCN and the other local weeklies that were purchased while still owned by Knight Ridder, I wasn’t aware that they were now pulling from Flickr as well.


The paper credits the photo to, but when you actually find the photo on Belk’s photostream, it, like all of his other photos, are listed as copyrighted with all rights reserved. The photos are also able to be viewed at all sizes and downloaded. Is the Merc allowed to use this photo?


One thought on “The Mercury News and Flickr

  1. Interesting. If the photos are now considered evidence against this suspect then that may change the Merc’s rights to publish them. I would have run the images as a screen shot of the flickr page as you did.

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