How hard is it to ask permission, GetUp!?
How hard is it to ask permission to reproduce my images, GetUp!?
I made it pretty easy to work out how to do things by attaching this really simple statement to my protest pictures:
Independant media, protest websites and the like should leave a comment or send an email for permission to re-publish and higher resolution images.
GetUp! didn’t ask permission and just grabbed them for one of their promotional videos. An email after the fact might have been good enough, but obviously that’s a lot of effort.
And, oh, look, I wonder where these came from?
and the source:
If GetUp! had bothered to ask, I think I even had a version of the right hand image with great depth of field to put the guy in focus, too.
“All Rights Reserved”. That’s not a “creative commons” license. If they’d asked, there’s little doubt I would have granted permission, but asking is a basic courtesy. Don’t try to pass off other’s work as your own.
I’ve never liked giant watermarks through the middle of pictures as they damage the message, but this is why they happen.