Wired Photographer Versus a Capella Singers

Here’s the background: willvideoforfood.com Here’s the video “Here Comes Another Bubble” www.youtube.com Here’s what The RichterScales Are Saying: www.richterscales.com Here’s Lane Hartwell’s POV: fetching.net Here’s Lane Hartwell’s images on Flickr: flickr.com (she’s made most of them private, so you’ll have to dig to find ’em… she freelances for Wired Magazine if that helps. HERE ARE MY FAVORITES MUSIC VIDEOS SO FAR (note- putting these montages up is a violation of the terms of YouTube, so do it at your own risk). willvideoforfood.com NOTE: Before you make a “poor artist has rights” comment, read the TechCrunch article so you’re at least informed (the photo in question would constitute fair-use according to copyright lawyers). And this is not an artist versus a big corporation that is monetizing her stuff. This is an accomplished Wired contributor picking on some struggling a Capella musicians that did a funny video using her photo for about a second (and then crediting her the best they could). Do you suppose she credits the people in her photos, and sends them checks? www.techcrunch.com PS I am obviously very supportive of artist rights. This is just bullying, and The Richter Scales can’t afford to say so without suffering a PR disaster.

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