The Twitpic Terms of Service currently reads:

By uploading your photos to Twitpic you give Twitpic permission to use or distribute your photos on or affiliated sites All images uploaded are copyright their respective owners

I sent the following to the generic email address publicly available, even though Twitpic a service I only use as a content consumer, not as a content producer:

From: Eric Garrido (
Subject: Please support Creative Commons


Please consider supporting Creative Commons by allowing new users to 
specify to license their content by default under one of the available 
licenses, and specifying per-work that a CC license may or may
not apply.

Creative Commons makes for a more useful internet and should be 
actively encouraged where there is a democratized content creation 

Please consider making the internet even better by allowing your 
users the choice of Creative Commons.

Eric Garrido

Creative Commons is an organization that has published a set of standardized, but evolving, copyright licenses intended to increase content sharing on the internet. As a content producer, you can choose who can use your work and in what manner. For example, this blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License which allows normal people to repost whatever I’ve written as long as it is used non-commercially and they cite where the content came from.

Creative Commons is basically a legal democratizer for the internet. It allows you to share the content you’ve published publicly, since all content is immediately covered under a strict copyright law unless otherwise specified.

Please think about publishing your own work (on Flickr, your blog, or elsewhere) under one of the Creative Commons licenses.