אתמול נכנסתי לבלוג וגיליתי לתדהמתי שתמונת פסלון סטיר שפרסמתי כאן, הוסרה ובמקומה מוצגת הודעה מ-Photobucket המכריזה כי This image or video violated our terms of service.
בינתיים העליתי את התמונה לשרת של בלוגלי וכתבתי ל-Photobucket את המכתב הבא:
I was very surprised to discover that you removed a picture from my album for violating Photobucket's TOS. The picture is of a small statue depicting a satyr and can be seen in my blog, at the post: http://marcelo.blogli.co.il/archives/37
To the best of my knowledge no author's rights are involved – this is an Ancient Greek piece of art so no such rights can be involved.
The second possibility is that you consider it obscene. That would be ridiculous. Not only it is part of classical art but it is employed by Wikipedia as the main illustration to its article on Satyrs, as it can be seen in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyrs
I believe you will agree with me that Wikipedia is a serious organization, and the use of the photography by Wikipedia sets a clear precedent to its respectfulness.
On the light of this fact I ask you to reconsider your decision, and in case you still believe this picture does not suit Photobucket TOS please let me know on which ground, so that I and other users will understand better Photobucket's TOS.
Thank you in advance,
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