Egyptian Blogger Has Photos Deleted by Flickr, Enlists the Help of Anonymous

After several Egyptian secret police buildings were raided recently by protestors, Egyptian blogger Hossam (AKA 3arabawy) stayed awake for two days organizing and uploading photographs of members of Egypt’s secret police who have been accused of brutality and torture. The problem was, Hossam was uploading the images to Flickr, and Flickr wasn’t happy about the fact that he didn’t shoot them. Flickr soon vaporized the photographs and emailed him a warning for copyright violation.

Needless to say, Hossam wasn’t too happy about this, turning to his Twitter account to vent his frustration. He was soon contacted by an account that apparently belongs to Anonymous, who offered their assistance in exchange for the photographs:

So… if Flickr goes down sometime soon, you’ll know why.

Flickr censors SS officers pix (via Andy Carvin)

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  • ClintJCL

    This is why we need Wikileaks.

  • Jacob Evans

    Too right mate!

  • stateowned

    i hope anonymous brings down flikr for the promotion of cruelty to humanity.

  • Ohman Really Wtf

    a bit heavy handed to take them offline for following their stated policy, but yes this is why we need wikileaks, or hey liveleaks or anonleaks. Flickr is not necessarily the right forum for this.

  • RudyTorres

    Bloggers should just get their own hosting if they don’t like the rules, problem solved. Bloggers tend to to infringe on the works of others. Flickr isn’t the proper forum for what he wants to accomplish.