Policy indicates that users must comply with all applicable local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and laws.
Permission must be obtained to post content, otherwise it will breach the property rights, copyright, and trademark.
Inappropriate or infringements of copyrights will see the disablement or termination of the users account(s).
“ Previously, certain copyright infringement complaints were met with the removal of an image, and if the complaint was overruled, the Flickr member who posted the image was allowed to repost it. After the Joker Obama case, Flickr decided to merely replace the image in question with a message, a move that means the discussion below the image is preserved and that eases republication if the removal is overturned”. (Shankland, 2009)
“ On June 12, 2007, in the wake of the rollout of localized language versions of the site, Flickr implemented a user-side rating system for filtering. Many Flickr users, particularly in Germany, protested against the new restrictions, claiming unwanted Censorship”. (Musil, 2007)
On June 20, 2007, Flickr reacted by granting German users access to "moderate" (but not "restricted“)
"The central problem is that Germany has much more stringent age-verification laws than its neighbouring countries and specifies much harsher penalties, including jail time, for those with direct responsibility," namely Flickr's German office staff”. (Shankland, 2007)
On June 1, 2009, Flickr was blocked in China in advance of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 (Musil,2009)
Friday, 18 May 2007 Rebekka Gudleifsdóttir discovered that eight of her pictures were reportedly being sold by a UK-based online gallery. She raised the issue on Flickr but a photo and comments were deleted (BBC News, 2007).