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I'm an internationally unknown non phamous photographer.

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Richard King, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    I Googled "Brian Wilson" a couple of days ago and clicked on the "Images for Brian Wilson" link. In there I noticed a very familiar picture that was published in two different publications, one being "City Pages", a free, alternative, rag out of the Twin Cites, the other being "Chronicle Live" out of the UK. The problem with the picture is that I was the photographer of the picture and neither site gave credit for the picture. I contacted City Pages and told them to either delete the picture or give me credit. They deleted the picture. This is the story on the Chronicle Live site, with the picture intact.


    At the top of the page they solicit pictures and stories. I sent them a copy of the picture and the following story:

    I wonder if they will publish my "story" or if I will ever hear from them. If I do I'll post the comments.
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I think this is becoming a more common issue on the Internet.
  3. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Certainly, the iconic Brian Wilson photo. Congratulations, Richard.

    Photo credit: Richard King

    Copy/paste photo theft is as old as computers. Unlike the early days of DARPA Net, when intelligent and ethical scholars exchanged ideas with military and government officials, the ubiquitous WWW has 'democratized' the Internet, letting in a bunch of uneducated, unethical and clueless fools who are running rampant through the net like a family reunion of Irish Travelers shoplifting their way through Harrod's department store.

    During the time the WWW has existed, it has gone from a beautiful, world-changing idea to a seedy, thread-bare carnival of smelly sideshow hucksters and dirty porn-peddlers. The Internet has become a place where children routinely lose (not loose) their innocence, and many otherwise moral grown-ups eagerly exchange their self-respect for the most shameful and corrupt forms of erotic titillation.
  4. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 22, 2004
    +1. :icon_bb: Well said, Nick! I'm distressed by the wholesale rush of retailers, manufacturers and "journalists" to the "Social" networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Before you know it (if it hasn't already happened), we'll all be getting Friends requests from Charmin Tissue. :(

    BTW, Richard, count me as a "phan" of your photojournalism! :goodjob:
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Someone's been checking my computer.
  6. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    Finished your quote in the style of the old joke. :)

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