The photo on Flickr

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Here is a link to the advertisement in question: http://flickr.com/photos/sesh00/515961023/Read Full Story

Response from Virgin Mobile

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"The images have been featured within the positive spirit of the Creative Commons Agreement, a legal framework voluntarily chosen by the photographers," the statement said. "It allows for their photographs to be used for a variety of purposes, including commercial activities."This will spark some debate about Flickr images in commercials and advertisements.Read Full Story

Alison Chang's photo clipped from Flickr

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Alison Chang's photo has appeared in a Virgin Mobile advertisement.  She doesn't want it there.Her family is dueing Virgin Mobile for unfair use of the photo.According to the lawsuit, the picture, taken by the girl's youth counsellor, was pinched from the photographer's Flickr page without permission.  Flickr guidelines stipulate photos taken from users' pages must be credited to the photographer.Read Full Story