The now forcibly retired blog about: Photography, Life and the occasional UFO...
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Stolen, Not Found
Photo Of You Here.
Stolen girls, stolen photos- ironically, both issues have a history
of being pushed into the background. Obviously, the most important and
overriding concern in this particular instance is that of the safe return of the kidnapped girls-
Whenever images are appropriated, misrepresented and
misused, it opens up a torrent of potential problems (legal and non
legal) involving: ownership, identity, reputation, compensation, etc. Copyright
laws really need to be reexamined and (ideally) simplified for all
users, brought up to speed with current media and usage, and then...
A couple of commenters on the Lens blog said that the appropriation of someone's image (without permission or acknowledgement of either the subject or photographer) for a totally unrelated purpose was basically a non
issue (happens all the time, don't ya know)- I responded by asking one how he would feel if a photograph of
him was appropriated for a pro or anti NAMBLA ad in which his image was
identified as being a member of said organization.
Think that goes a way to setting things in perspective...