Anil Dash talks about Flickr, and points out that while ads appear next to his pics, he isn’t getting a share of that ad income.
…there certainly is a belief among mainstream big company publishers Iâ€™m listening to that â€œuser generated contentâ€ (I HATE that term) is how they are going to build profitable businesses. Basically, they are looking at bloggers and photographers and others as cheap labor. Get the stuff for free, stick ads next to it, and make a ton of money. That basically explains a large percentage of the Silicon Valley startupâ€™s business plans lately too.