Daily Mail lifts photos from The Batavian – again

@HowardOwens | Daily Mail
The Batavian’s Howard Owens says the U.K.-based Daily Mail has again used one of his photos without permission. “Why is that @mailonline folks think that the theft of copyrighted material is ethical and acceptable?” he tweeted. (He also found his photo on Barstool Sports Boston and Artvoice, although Artvoice removed it.) Earlier this month, after a blogger in the U.K. complained that the Daily Mail used her photos — also without permission — of a too-skinny mannequin, Owens said he had complained about something similar happening to him. “The editors did not ask permission and I got no compensation,” he told Poynter.org. “They ignored my e-mails and I couldn’t get through on the phone.” I sought a response when I wrote about this before; I’ll do so again.  || Earlier: Daily Mail uses blogger’s photos after she denies them permission; Editor says it was an error and offers to pay for them | BBC News editor says site may use social media photos without permission ‘in exceptional situations

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  • http://profiles.google.com/sandiegoscribe Bradley Fikes

    Instead of worrying about someone else’s ego, Pink should learn some grammar and how to spell.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSUNTE67TUHS36QAOVMR4LC5HA Pink

    Howard needs to get over himself and lose the ego. That’s my initial thought after following the guy’s tweets and website for a year or so. Does he think it is ethical write biased articles and throw in his opinion into news stories on his site? He does it all of the time. I remember reading one article in which he was told to get off private property while he was covering a pubic safety issue and the article he wrote inappropriately trashed the business. Karma, I guess.