Pirating and Plagiarizing (via Steve McCurry’s Blog)
This must be my week for reblogging… Steve McCurry shares some of his experiences with people who don’t respect a photographer’s copyrights. It’s always a hot button issue for me. Everyone deserves to be paid for a job well done.
The concept of intellectual property should be a no-brainer, but we see examples of theft all too often. Travel companies, government agencies, and even airlines use my pictures without permission. Not too long ago, a photographer submitted some pictures to a German magazine that published a group of what the magazine thought were her photos. Someone saw the pictures and realized that they were actually my photographs. I have taken out the … Read More