and good riddance. Last week I wrote about Pilfered Magazine, as did a lot of others who were outraged at the site/magazine for publishing images stolen from the web. Today all the images they have published on their site are gone, replaced by a new home page, seen above. Here’s an excerpt:
With respect to our community, we would like to announce that we are officially re-imagining our perspective. Our hopes are to give you a better, more inclusive and suitable place where you can continue to be inspired and participate in creating content.
In pursuit of this endeavor, we would like to continue receiving your suggestions and encourage you to help us build this platform by submitting only copyrighted and permission based content.
More conversation about Pilfered can be found at the Copyright Alliance (here), PhotoInduced (here), the Copyright Zone (here), amid others. It appears they intend to keep the site going, though with images that are used by permission. I predict they will therefore be licensing the images they use, and they will then resort to selling advertising space in order to pay for the licensing and to make a profit (you know, like a magazine). A name change might then be in order.
I’d like to know: 1) What is “permission based content?” 2) What is the source of the image of the naked woman with the lamb, and why this picture? A quick search of Google Images didn’t show up the picture. You can imagine, though, what you get when your search terms are “girl, lamb, naked.”