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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    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.


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