Big media companies never seem to be reluctant to sic their lawyers on smaller sites that they think are quoting too much of their content even when they provide links back to the source. On the other hand, they are more then happy to use material created by those that don't have the resources to defend themselves without any attribution. If these traditional companies expect to defend their content they had better be prepared to respect other outlets in the same way.
College editor: Seeing our work go uncredited is ‘frustrating’
Jason Alpert, the 20-year-old editor UC Davis’s California Aggie, tells me that 30 or more news organizations have contacted the paper for permission to use its protest photos. “We let them use them as long as they cite California Aggie and the photographer,” he says. “We don’t ask for money.” But many media giants — …Read More
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