16 Nov 2006 • 1,121 views
so here's a curious situation I woke up into this morning. Someone kindly emailed me to ask if I was aware that someone had used my ENTIRE shutterchance archive and turned it into a video, without even crediting my name anywhere, nor linking back to me.
it is here
and also here
My work is under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
licence. And i have never believed in old fashioned clamped down copyright. So I guess perhaps, when seeing my work displayed by someone else in a less than satisfying manner, I just have to deal with it. But its outrageously rude not to credit my name and not to link back to me, never mind not even contacting me about it.
Plus the blogspot site not only has the video but it also reprints what looks like my entire collection in stills, which is just greedy.
I'm eventually going to respond to this person's extreme rudeness in my own creative way. But in the meantime could you please leave indignant comments on BOTH their sites
(to date the youtube video has had over 15,000 sodding viewings while my name is absent)
UPDATE: I have just receieved an email from them, their name is Dejan, and they have now added my name to both sites. Cheekily I notice they have also removed any comments that originally complained about the absence of credits. They offered to delete the whole thing, but I've simply asked them to reduce the number of stills on their blogspot site. I've also added fresh comments pointing out that I have nothing to do with that video.
Ultimately it is weird seeing my work presented in a way that I don't particularly like (and of course it was infuriating not to see my name anywhere). But fundamentally I had to remind myself that I am extremely critical of all those mainstream artists and corporations who demand to have their unsanctioned work removed from youtube etc