Thu. May 23rd, 2019

Creative Commons says it can’t protect your photos from ending up in a facial recognition database

Creative Commons says it can’t protect your photos from ending up in a facial recognition database

This week, NBC reported that facial recognition researchers at companies like IBM often feed algorithms photos from publicly available collections, often on Flickr, without requesting permission from the people who are photographed. The incident raised the question of whether or not such training could be considered fair use under Creative Commons licenses. It looks like the answer is yes. Copyright policies won’t protect people who just want companies like IBM to leave their photos alone. “Copyright is not a good tool to protect individual privacy,” Creative Commons writes in a blog post.

According to the NBC report from earlier this week, IBM took nearly a million photos from Flickr to train facial recognition programs. Many Flickr…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/14/18265826/creative-commons-photos-facial-recognition-database

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