In the Wild New World, Thieves Abound

Outside the realm of photojournalism but certainly a legal issue many of us are dealing with … a blogger (who’s a laywer, of all things) had a photo of one of his kids lifted from Flickr and dropped onto a post on babble.com (a parenting site) – a post about child lead poisoning.

So, aside from the copyright violation (even under a “creative commons” license you usually can’t use the image on a commercial site), an instance like this could become a libel case. By associating that child’s parent or guardian with lead poisoning, it’s implying some level of negligence.