I’ve touched on copyright issues in the past wrt to the use of photographs, and over the past couple days, an ugly episode has come to light.
To support the accusatory headline, Edward Champion (@drmabuse) documents several cases of verified and possible copyright infringement.
This may not end well. I use the conditional because the experiences I’ve heard recited by many small content publishers (e.g. photographers, bloggers) lead me to expect that aside from a tempest in a teapot, frequently nothing substantial comes from fighting for copyrights.
The costs are simply too high to pursue legal action, so everyone is just expected to do what’s right.
Or thumb their noses as they garner Facebook friends from bad publicity.