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Unauthorized Photojournalism Images Turned Into Custom Smartphone Cases on Amazon

20 thoughts on Unauthorized Photojournalism Images Turned Into Custom Smartphone Cases on Amazon

  1. It goes to show how little the copyright laws actually protect the photographer, without backing from the retail market and the Governmental oversight…

  2. Never mind copyright issues! What about the moral side of things, displaying cruel and sad images on your phone cover, the person buying it is as much to blame as the person making them………..no conscience!

  3. You can get upset and try to get compensated for it OR you can just be glad that someone liked your work enough to put it out there. although if it was my work, I would be flattered but upset about it.

  4. While I agree with majority here, I would not use such a case. Here’s the issue, we want to go viral, we want to be stunned, we want freedom of expression, art is for the eye of the viewer. The only real issue is the fact they don’t have the right to reproduce these images.

  5. I don’t know… The NYT has probably compensated the photographer for any picture published, and a case can be made for considering a photo that has appeared on in the NYT in the public domain, like a public event. If anyone should be further compensated, a better moral case could be made for the people depicted in such photos or their heirs than for the photographer or newspaper. As for taste, I’m not sure what makes a picture on a smartphone case in poorer taste than on the front page of a newspaper (or web site).

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