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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Pretty Pictures

While we wait for the dust to settle over the train wreck that was once Open Source Media Media (TM-not), here's a question to ponder: are Charles, Roger and the gang paying for their use of (c) images or not?

We're just asking because while news and picture agencies might not be too worried about the use of low-res images on blogs (even those with high traffic and a bit of advertising revenue), things might be different if they know a particular site is a purely commercial operation with $3.5 million in start-up funding.

At the moment most 'news' pictures carry the tag 'photo courtesy of ...', which would imply that CJ and The Hat aren't paying, but maybe we're wrong. Can anybody suggest how we might find out?

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