Friday, April 10, 2009

If a picture tells a thousand stories, what does the new Koinup slide show do for us?

Posted by Bettina Tizzy

Our friend and partner at Koinup, Pierluigi Casolari is a darn good listener and community builder. Earlier this week, I DM'ed him via Twitter, asking if we could create and post slide shows on our blogs. This morning he DM'ed back to say that he and his wizard tech team had whipped up a widget just for us. All you have to do is set up the slide show with your own pics in Koinup and then go to "share this" for two dozen options. Now I can show you - all at once - my Bond-ish pics taken at Juria Yoshikawa's retrospective, presented by Atlanta, Georgia's Kennesaw State University (teleport directly from here).

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Koinup is an inclusive social networking site for all Virtual Worlds that permits storage and sharing of imagery: photography, Machinima, and "storyboards." Among the Virtual Worlds you'll find images of on Koinup: Second Life®, World of Warcraft, Lively, The Sims, IMVU, vSide, Kaneva, There, and more.


Ari Blackthorne™ said...

With respect (no sarcasm here) a genuine question: what about the rights to those pictures?

I've signed up with Koinup, but never poste anything to it because I've been meaning to research the legal on it.

So, just a curious question. Serious, curious question. :)

Brad Reason / Doubledown Tandino said...

It's pretty much understood that most/all social networking "sharing" sites are creative commons. Share and share alike ... and no one's trying to sell anyone else's artwork.

Pier said...

@Ari, as said by @Doubledown Tandino no one is trying to sell works hosted on Koinup.

Koinup terms of use and copyright notices claim that if you upload a content on Koinup, you're supposed to be the owner of this content.

Moreover, we won't use such works for commercial uses.

To protect the owners we have deployed a serious of tools, as the flag as inappropriate link or the copyright notice for more serious complaint.

We are also looking into more depth way to protect the owners (of the works), giving them the control on permissions to view and save the image, as flickr does

Hope this help you to make more confortable on Koinup