If You Thought Copyright Idiocy Was Running Rampant Here …

Wait until you read the comments from one Matthew Fearn, a deputy picture editor at the Telegraph in Britain as reported in the British Journal of Photography:

Our industry therefore adopts the stance that if a picture has no overwhelming artistic value and if there is no issue of exclusivity (ie it is already being published online or elsewhere) then no reasonable copyright owner will object to its being republished in exchange for a reasonable licence fee. The only alternative to such a stance is not to publish pictures at all unless they come from a commercial library, the available range of which will inevitably be inadequate.


Yeah, NO.

Mark E. Johnson

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