Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
can someone please summarize for those not legally minded?
It's wholesale theft...

Quote Originally Posted by bjp-online.com
"What does this mean for the general public? They're stuffed," Ellis tells BJP in an email conversation. "In the way of things, their huge mass of unremarkable images throw up lottery winners that make it onto the front pages of newspapers and news websites, and generate huge value for media organisations. The difference is that lottery winners usually get the winnings. Now owners of lottery-winning images usually won't."

http://www.bjp-online.com/british-jo...s-royal-assent


Basically if you have some old long forgotten flickr account that has your images up on the web a company can come by and use them for whatever they want without paying you. Just take what they want.