LA Times “Showcases” Reader Photos

bla-latyourscene-sm.jpgI just noticed a new feature on the LA Times website today: Your Scene.

Unlike the My Best Shot feature in the Travel section that showcases travel photos with editorial oversight, this new section of the site allows anyone to submit a photo to be added and it’ll pretty much be included.

Right now the population is pretty sparse. The site features the ability to upload photos, tag them and create albums of other users photos and leave comments on them.

You’re probably wondering what’s the difference between this and a Flickr group … at the moment dog pictures outnumber cat pictures. Oh, and the Terms of Service state the following:

You grant TI, its affiliates and related entities, including, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from all information you provide to us, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future

2 thoughts on “LA Times “Showcases” Reader Photos”

  1. With the way the terms reads, why hire photographers at all? Just make the readers upload their photos and give them the rights!

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