Recently, I discovered that one of my photos had been featured in an article about the lead singer of Clutch, Neil Fallon.
|Photo : © Scott S. Clinton, ScottClinton.com|
Normally, this exposure would be a great thing... Neil is a solid person and an amazing performer. But, this time, the exposure was anything but great. Either the writer of the article or the publisher of Crave Online decided to use my image with out obtaining my permission. To make matters worse, they actually cropped my copyright out of said image and failed to acknowledge me with a photo credit or link.
It appears to me that Crave Online is a for profit online magazine. Logic dictates that they should know better than to simply take images off of the web and use them without getting permission. Or, should they do choose to violate artists' copyrights, to at least have the decency to provide a proper photo credit and link.
Needless to say, I was very angry about this unauthorized usage (more angry about not getting credit). So, I fired the following email off to the people of Crave Online: