Just curious -
It seems like the number of "second-generation" watermarked photos being posted here has increased exponentially this year. Most of them (all of them?) seem to point back to various Italian blogs/twitter accounts. The photos themselves clearly come from Sutton, Darren Heath, etc., but their copyrights are cropped out and a new watermark pasted in, along with a handful of occasionally useful arrows, circles, insets, etc. I don't know if these guys have licenses for these images, but it seems like they don't, since usually the arrow-laden and watermarked photos come only after the original image has been posted in the thread by someone else. Plus, if you compare them to Matt Somers' posts, who definitely has a Sutton license, he seems to always be careful about keeping Sutton's copyright in the photo, even if he's manipulated the photo himself.
Just seems like these guys are pretty far over the line of what would be considered fair use, since they point back to other sites and as such are seemingly being used for commercial purposes.
Perhaps it's not a big deal, but most of what we discuss here is possible due to the graciousness of the F1 photographers allowing us to use their work. I'd hate to see that come to a halt.