Thursday, June 9, 2011

Photo Hack Rant

Vespa by Meditechguru
Vespa, a photo by Meditechguru on Flickr.
Received the Boone County Tourism Guide in the mail today and instantly recognized my kid on the cover. I took that shot. And the newspaper publishers decided to take it straight off the web without any attribution.
Now some of my pictures have creative commons licensing but usually I reserve all rights with pictures of the kids. I guess what really burns me up is that there is nothing in the publication to indicate that the pictures were culled from the web. I've used web pictures before, but always look for ones labeled for reuse.
It would have been nice to see an attribution line somewhere acknowledging the photos were not taken by the newspaper staff.