On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 4:14 PM, Strainu <strainu10(a)gmail.com> wrote:
"Presented as a philanthropic operation, this
initiative looks more
like a commercial action. Indeed, the participation is conditioned by
the acceptance of a CC license allowing the commercial reuse of the
Private or public entities can therefore use this pictures legally as
postcards, posters, books or as illustrations in the press.
The professional photographers living from the copyrights are worried
by this initiative [...]"
My personal opinion is that the real meaning is: "some of our members
didn't bother to read the rules of the contest and discovered too late
that people could reuse their work" or "There are some really good
photographers out there who share their work for free so how on earth
are we going to charge a lot of money for a bunch of good photos?"