“Strobist” Not Happy With TechCrunch For Unauthorized Use of His Photo

Photographer and “Strobist” blogger David Hobby noticed TechCrunch grabbed one of his photos from his “all rights reserved” Flickr stream for use in a blog post today. He’s not happy about it and called the AOL technology news Web site out on taking his work without permission.

“Tell you what. Just ask me for permission to use this picture in these comments and I will grant it,” Hobby wrote in the comments below the TechCrunch article, which was about Twitter’s new look. “[H]aving [my photographs] taken from a place where there is even an ‘all rights reserved’ notice RIGHT NEXT TO THE PHOTO is not cool—even if you run a linked credit.”

Given the subject of the TechCrunch article, Hobby is appropriately also using his Twitter feed to point out the copyright violation to his followers.

Update: TechCrunch and the author of the article have apologized for the infringement and asked permission to use the photo.

One Response to ““Strobist” Not Happy With TechCrunch For Unauthorized Use of His Photo”

  1. David Brabyn Says:

    Not the first offense by TechCrunch.

    Arrington has zero interest in the origin or copyright status of an image. He seems to think taking an image down ex post facto is all that is required.

    He has done it to me.