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Internet picture etiquette
So, every now and then some person searches the internet for their favorite word or phrase, and gets a phlux.net picture page. For example, if you search for "air guitar pictures", our very own Cody and Jotch are listed on the first page with their classic air guitar rock stylings.

Sometimes people decide to use these pictures on their own message board, website, or ebay auction, without asking permission and without copying it from the phlux.net server. These people are jerks! They don't understand or don't care that someone has to pay for the website traffic, that someone owns the picture and should be asked for permission to use it, etc.

So, a couple days ago I noticed something exactly like that had happened to the air guitar picture. Some guy from australia was selling an "air guitar guide" and he stole the beloved photo of cody and jotch rocking out. Of course, since he didn't copy the picture, I had total control over what picture really appeared on his auction page.

So, I replaced it with a more appropriate message.

Here is the ebay auction. That page might expire in a while, though, so I made some screenshots: page 1, page 2, page 3, and I particularly like this little message: ended early!.

The moral of the story is: ask permission to use photos from the Internet. You don't know what might happen if you don't!

posted by Zach Beane on Aug 13, 2004 01:23PM

Your alteration of that picture serves the bastid right!
posted by Cody Phipps on Aug 13, 2004 03:56PM

Rock on zach thats awesome!!!
posted by StU aRt on Aug 16, 2004 09:42AM

Brilliant! Bravo Zach,bravo!!!
posted by Tim - on Aug 19, 2004 08:02AM