Didn't take the photo? Don't upload it.

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Dec 2, 2019.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,895) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    It's been recently brought to our attention that several users have collectively uploaded tens of thousands of beer and place photos sourced from third party sources. Excuses have ranged from "doing BA a service" to "others are doing it, so you must be okay with it," despite our rules clearly stating otherwise.

    Taking credit (and Beer Karma) for someone else's work is not only theft, but it's a copyright infringement that puts both the user and site at risk. As such, all photos uploaded in this manner will be purged from our services upon discovery; as well as any other photos uploaded by the user, and without warning. We also encourage users to report infringements (with proof).

    Bottom line: Didn't take the photo? Don't upload it.

    And this isn't a new rule. This is a reminder.

    For help uploading photos, pleaser refer to: How to Upload Beer & Place Photos

    Questions? Need to fess up? Drop me message.

    Thanks for your cooperation, and for respecting other people's work.
     
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