That is the law. The law does not state you must mark your stuff with copyright, that would taint artistic work. What you think is irrelevant, what is law and can put me in court, is relevant. Protest away, please... it doesn't affect me.I am just putting in my 2 cents here because it does not sit well with me that an unmarked photo should hold a copyright or the owner be able to yell infringement
Did you even read why avatars were removed? It has nothing to do with cost. It has to do with ever avatar becomes a request. On a desktop, requests aren't an issue as computers use big processors, RAM and usually faster internet connections. Combined, that equals speedy webpage deliverability. Mobile however, that is a completely different story. 70% of our market share is mobile users -- why the hell would I keep meeting the minority desktop users? Again, protest away, it doesn't hurt me.AND that a site that asks for member donations cannot afford it's members avatars for their accounts.