Through a publication of February 19, the 4pelagatos web site explains why the Ministry of Communication intends to ratify the robbery of photographic archives of the country.
The 4 pelagatos website staff indicates that on Wednesday February 18, they received a second notification, but from Amazon(administrator of their platform), a company based in Seattle, United States. The latter requested the website to respond to the indictment filed by the SECOM within 24 hours, for the violation of their “non-existent intellectual property rights on those photos.”
They responded immediately to rid Amazon from any liability related to the publication of these photographs, they deny that this constitutes a violation of intellectual property, they explain that “the stolen file by the Secom is public in nature and they are ready to defend their position at any federal court in the United States. There, any judge would take very little to establish that 4pelagatos has a legitimate claim to a public good. “
They finish inviting citizens to use the images that are posted on the flickr account of the presidency of Ecuador.