So, the folks who are inspired to make and (essentially) give away their work for the joy of seeing their work out in the world are up in arms because people are further spreading their (supposedly) royalty-free work beyond where they were expecting. This istockphoto thread about the Flickr distribution of their work has got many folks a flutter on the iStockphoto message boards.
People -- when you give you work away for peanuts, don't get upset when someone makes peanut butter and starts re-distributing it! Perhaps this use is outside of the scope of the license - and I want to emphasize "perhaps", but this is what you cheer from the rooftops about in the forums when you run across one of your images on a billboard that you received $0.50 for, right? The idea of some communal "I just want to see my work in print" mentality somehow here has been turned on it's head. And now, the free-love hippies of the 60's cum free-photos hippies of the 00's are screaming "not fair" when they think they are being exploited.
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