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NatGeo's Your Shot Photo Community Enables Copyright Infringement

Discussion in 'Sky photography' started by James Hammett, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. James Hammett

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  2. Warren Faidley

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    National Geographic is not what is use to be. I had to stop working with them years go. Shame.
     
  3. Bill Hark

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    Thanks for the warning. I am surprised they would be that careless.
     
  4. Dan Robinson

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    Most photo contests have always been predatory, but this is a new low.
     
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    This is a good lesson and discussion for new photographers. I was once a finalist in an International nature photography competition and they required the original transparencies to make copies for a book. Back in the day, a photographer never parted with the actual originals, especially long before Photoshop and digital copying. I declined and lost out. Unfortunately, it's very hard to tell someone who does not shoot for a living to give up free publicity in exchange for unlimited ripoffs.
     
  6. James Hammett

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    Saw this pop up in my Feedly today...unfortunately more bad behavior from National Geographic:

    The magazine was asking for people’s images “in perpetuity” to be used “throughout the universe” for free.

    Seems like there's a limitless pool of talented photographers willing to go to great lengths to acquire and submit photos to contests like this for nothing but a credit line (if that) and some warm fuzzies. Climbing all over each other for the smallest signs of validation...like notification that an editor added a photo to their favorites. The big players are getting ever better at creating a no-cost supply chain.
     
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    The only credit I give them is some honor points for following Tim Samaras and avoiding the fake scientist(s) at the time.
     
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    #7 Warren Faidley, Feb 21, 2019 at 7:24 AM
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