U.K.’s Daily Mail uses blogger’s photos after she denies them permission

Alice Taylor describes how her photo of an unhealthily skinny mannequin at a London Gap store ended up on MailOnline.com, the Daily Mail’s website, without her permission. After she tweeted the photo, her husband Cory Doctorow posted it to BoingBoing. When The Washington Post asked for permission to use the photo, she said yes. But when the Daily Mail asked, she said it would cost £250, in the form of a charitable donation. “And then, instead, the Daily Mail then used both my photos – despite being denied permission - lifting them directly from the WashPo, along with the quotes I gave that newspaper, too,” Taylor writes. Now she wants £1,000 for each photo. (I have emailed someone at the Daily Mail for a response.) || Related: BBC News editor says site may use social media photos without permission ‘in exceptional situations’

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  • http://www.facebook.com/howardowens Howard Owens

    BTW: My pictures did not appear on Twitter. They were posted to my news site.

  • http://www.facebook.com/howardowens Howard Owens

    On July 9, 2009, the Daily Mail STOLE my pictures of Suzanne Corona


    The editors did not ask permission and I got no compensation.   They ignored my e-mails and I couldn’t get through on the phone.  I couldn’t afford an attorney to deal with it.

    They owe me at least $1K per photo, especially considering how high in search the story still appears for “Suzanne Corona.”

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know why people continue posting pics on Twitter and elsewhere. It’s like asking to get ripped off.