Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-15-Wk-16

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Odd Ball

Week 16

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I have been trying to work in this post for a few weeks now.  

It is an odd sort of subject…so what better than the Odd Ball challenge.

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had been notified

that one of my pictures had been used, drawn

and published on another blog.

Below is the picture in question.

You want

At the time, I had simply received a link/comment

in my WordPress Comments section and

it was this which annoyed frustrated

me the most…I think.

It was not for a further week that I found an email

telling me that my photograph had been drawn

and used on a website.

Had I look in my email more frequently

I did say that I would follow-up and

post the link for those who expressed a

desire to have a look at the drawing.

The blog is called

ONE DRAWING DAILY

http://onedrawingdaily.com/2015/03/23/409-drawing-of-a-meerkat-by-ballpoint-pen-photo-by-woollymuses/

 On his website, Thomas says he is going to have

an exhibition (I think) in 2016 and

that it is normal for artists to use photographs.

I have some artist friends who would argue with that…

at least using photos taken by others.

My  photos are similar, in subject matter, to many others

 I have seen and I often find myself asking how did

the photographer achieve that result.

In other words there are many photographers,

in the blogosphere, whose work I admire.

 

My reaction may have been a bit over the top

and was based on the following:

1. It is always nice to be asked…

2. My understanding is that under Australian law

all our work is automatically under copyright.

I acknowledge that Australian laws do not apply worldwide

And I am not going to argue with my adviser in that  respect!

3. I have heard reports of Social Media sites taking our work and

on-selling it to multinational companies.

4. Finally, I have recently had a request to sell a print.

With 70 million photos being upload to social media each day,

I think I was very lucky to sell one.

However it has made me look at my photographs

in a totally different light.

It may be the only photo I ever sell…who knows?

And that is enough from yours truly!

 

Pop over and ‘Like’ my Facebook page if you have time, please.  

Click anywhere along this text.

 

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-16

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