Company sells mugs with random kids photos

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AMSTERDAM — It’s an invasion of privacy literally over your morning coffee. A company called Koppie Koppie is selling mugs with pics of other people’s kids plastered on front.

They are basically ripping public photos off Flickr, making around 90 cents a sale, but mainly making a point. A statement on their site says: “after something has been shared, [i.e. a photo] it is terribly difficult to determine the extent to which it’s still yours… Koppie Koppie exposes this complexity in a painful way.”

They go on to say you can email them to remove a picture of your kid if it’s on there, but you (and everyone), should also modify the license settings on Flickr to prevent this kind of thing in the future.

Of course, it’s hard to imagine who’s actually going to buy something like this. We suppose that is the creepiest part.

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