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| Re: Image was appropriated , but credited, what to do? |
These blogs' first line of defense is a claim to fair use of your image for editorial purposes.
Yup ... legalized theft of a commodity without affording the owner an opportunity to engage in free enterprise or market valuation ... kinda sounds like the KGB or Gestapo that could just come in and take over a persons "anything they wanted" in the name of the "higher purpose".
Yeah, that's a stretch, but how is it really any different in principle. You're still taking something that isn't yours, using it at your will for your agenda and not compensating the owner for it. Oh sure, it is "legal" to do in the name of "fair usage" if you want to call it that (nothing fair about it to the owner), but it was legal for the KGB and Gestapo to do so as well.
And people wonder why the contractual terms for the freelancers keep getting worse.