Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Copyright and citizen journalism

Via Stinky Journalism and the Archives Listserv,

MSNBC Misattributes Photo: Wrongly Claimed Twitter User's Photo as its Own

The photo was originally posted on Twitter and apparently many media outlets did a good job of contacting the photographer to request permission before republishing it. MSNBC (through carelessness rather than policy, let us hope) got caught tagging it as their own.

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