Saturday, February 2, 2008

Image Sharing and the Flip-side of Copyright

Clearly we must also be very aware that anything we upload on the internet in terms of pictures or video has the potential to used by others (albeit illegally) for financial gain. The CBC Editor’s Choice Podcast for January 25th (“That's MY dog on the TV!”), illustrates the flip-side of copyright where Tracey Gaughran-Perez’s photo of her pug, Truman, (not designated public) was used on FOX TV without her permission. Tracey’s husband happened to see the photo on the TV. This makes me think how easily the same thing could happen (likely without my knowledge) to videos I upload to video-sharing sites.

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