Daily Archives: 12 April 2009

A small warning to the photo thieves of the world


Sourcing photographs was a donkey’s job in the “good old days”. The digital era has made it infinitely easier, of course, but it has made it even more easy for news organisations—newspapers, magazines, websites, TV stations—violating copyright laws to be caught and shamed.

NISHANT RATNAKAR alerts us to a Flickr group called Indian Copyright Laws that has sprung up. Its express intent is to showcase the work of individuals whose work has been happilly filched by cheapskate companies which should know better, without crediting the original photographer or paying her.

Photograph: courtesy Seema KK, images used by The Times of India on its editorial page