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Posts Tagged ‘copyright’
Wired has decided to start releasing their photographs to the public. What this means is, you can use the them as long as you credit the photographer and link back to the article the photograph originally appeared in. As long as you are not using the photographs for commercial purposes, you can use them for whatever you like. Head on over to their Flickr stream to see the first 50 images they have released.
The internet was ablaze yesterday after hearing that photographer Jay Maisel has sued Andy Baio for a creating a derivative artwork based off one of his photographs. A while back, Andy created a tribute album to Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue. While he cleared all the copyrights for the songs, no permission was granted in regards to the cover because he assumed it was a derivative work that referenced the original, but didn’t take anything away from it, both artistically, and financially. The majority of commenters thought (and I agree) that this was a very petty lawsuit. In the end Andy Baio setteled, not because he thought he was in the wrong, but because he couldn’t afford to defend himself. Andy’s blog post is definitely worth the read, so follow the link below.