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19 March 2009

On TOC's

I have observed that there are lots of photographers (including me!) who don't have their own sites hosted under their own domain name. Many still prefer to utilize 'free' sites (photo-sharing, blogs & social networking sites) which means that their work is being hosted for free and subject themselves (and their work) into terms unknown to them sometimes.

Of course, nothing beats having your own site/ blog hosted under your domain but if this is unavoidable, it is advisable to read first the terms of use (also known as copyright policy or TOC) before uploading photographs or creative work into any 'free 'sites:

Blog/ Photoblog
Blogger
Multiply
Photoblog.com
Typepad
LiveJournal
Posterous

Photo Sharing Sites
Flickr
SnugMug
Shutterfly
Photobucket
Webshots
Bebo
DeviantArt
Photolog
Hi5

Online Portfolio
Carbonmade
Coroflot
PBase

Social Networking Sites
Ning.com
Facebook
MySpace
Orkut
Paxo
Xanga

It is good that photographers are now aware of their rights and have remained vigilant on the issue such as the case of Facebook and Google Chrome.

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