Shame on Heineken

12 08 2008

Why do the rich always steal from the poor? The internet is a great way to display your talents whether they are writing, photography, porn (ha), etc. But it also leaves you way more susceptible to people stealing your material. Shit, I’ve even had people rip my copy verbatim with out a mere shout out or trackback. I’m all for the fair use rule, but not full on stealing people’s work. And Heineken has been a naughty dutch boy, stealing the photos from photographers on flickr. There are some talented ass photographers on there, but give credit where credit is due (especially when you got heavy pockets).

“A website run by brewing giant Heineken was leeching hundreds, if not thousands of copyright photos through the flickr API and posting them to promote the Oxegen music festival in Ireland.”

Read more here.

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