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“Creative Commons” is per momenten een goed initiatief. Totdat er iemand anders uw foto’s begint te verkopen en er geld aan verdient.

“The photos are being sold for profit, but none of that profit will go to the photographers who took the shots, and some of these photographers are speaking up about what they see as an injustice.”

via Flickr Taking Heat from CC Photographers for Selling Their Work as Wall Art Without Compensation.

Howard Stein’s Photos to Come to Auction

“Photos amassed by the late mutual fund giant Howard Stein are heading for sale at Sotheby’s with what the auction house calls the highest presale estimate for any photography collection ever at auction.

Items in the 175-lot sale, estimated to bring $13 million to $20 million, range from daguerreotypes to contemporary photos pulled from thousands of images Mr. Stein kept in Manhattan and elsewhere. The sale will benefit a nonprofit he established.”

via Financier Howard Stein’s Photos to Come to Auction – WSJ.

Tiny Robots That Can Build Like Termites

“Inspired by termites, Harvard University researchers have designed a construction crew of tiny robots able to build complicated structures without blueprints or outside intervention. The robots, which took four years to design, are the latest innovation in what computer scientists and robotics researchers call swarm intelligence—a field in which scientists are exploring ways to enable large groups of simple robots or flying drones to collaborate.”