Maybe not an unlikely crime, but its one that could be increasingly common as more newspapers turn to Flickr for content.
Andy Piper writes on his blog:
“The Daily Mail posted a story on their website about my friend Andy Stanford-Clark, and used a crop from one of my photos to illustrate it. As it happens, I would have been perfectly happy for them to use it (and even to crop it) if they’d asked for permission. At the time I post this, they are not following the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence…”
“….it’s a national newspaper displaying what would appear to be significant ignorance about the morality of using user-created content.”
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