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« on: March 11, 2011, 11:46 »
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http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Ottawa+Tory+takes+stock+website/4419629/story.html

Features lisafx!

Anyhoo, who cares - is there some rule somewhere that says politicians can't use stock content?  Talk about hurting for real news.


ShadySue

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 11:56 »
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http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Ottawa+Tory+takes+stock+website/4419629/story.html

Features lisafx!

Anyhoo, who cares - is there some rule somewhere that says politicians can't use stock content?  Talk about hurting for real news.

Clearly it depends where you live. If I see someone on a political party's publications, I'd absolutely expect them to espouse that cause, as I'm sure most Brits would.
Though it's crazy using stock photos, because of the damage it could do to your crediblity if either they were 'outed' like the example you link to or if the model takes it upon themselves to make it public that they don't support that candidate/party (if they don't). Hysterical indeed if the models aren't even your constituents.

« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 12:09 »
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I assume everything in any ad is fake, unless stated otherwise.

lisafx

« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 12:20 »
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I assume everything in any ad is fake, unless stated otherwise.

Me too, now.  But I admit I didn't understand how widely used stock was until I was involved in it.  I used to assume that ads I saw had pictures that were shot for that specific ad. 

I can see how the average person would assume people used in a political ad actually supported that politician, or at least lived in their district.  Regular people aren't as cynical as us stock folks ;)

BTW, did not realize that my e-mail exchange with Mr McGregor was for publication.  :-X

ShadySue

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 12:21 »
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I assume everything in any ad is fake, unless stated otherwise.

I assume things are exaggerated or unprovable ("Best X in the world"), but things like people supporting political parties should, in the UK, be true, even by implication, i.e. appearing in the background of an ad.
We have the Advertising Standards Authority, whereby all marketing materials should be legal, decent, honest and truthful.
http://www.asa.org.uk
Doesn't mean it's always followed, of course, but we generally get to hear about it, and it's not good publicity for the company/service/party.

RT


« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 12:36 »
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I assume everything in any ad is fake, unless stated otherwise.

I assume everything any politician says is fake, even if it is stated otherwise!

rubyroo

« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 12:53 »
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I assume everything in any ad is fake, unless stated otherwise.

I assume everything any politician says is fake, even if it is stated otherwise!

Hear hear, on both counts!

« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2011, 15:02 »
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BTW, did not realize that my e-mail exchange with Mr McGregor was for publication.  :-X

Wow __ publishing your emails without your permission is even cheekier than the politician using your images in a mis-leading way.

lisafx

« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2011, 16:09 »
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BTW, did not realize that my e-mail exchange with Mr McGregor was for publication.  :-X

Wow __ publishing your emails without your permission is even cheekier than the politician using your images in a mis-leading way.

You certainly have a point there.

« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2011, 18:06 »
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Your Famous, LISA

lisafx

« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 18:14 »
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Your Famous, LISA

Darn, I was hoping for INfamous! ;)

« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 18:26 »
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Your Famous, LISA

Darn, I was hoping for INfamous! ;)

You should blog about it quick on your own commerical site to help google find you.  The folks running agaisnt him want to license the images too and they might find your site :-) 

ShadySue

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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2011, 18:29 »
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BTW, did not realize that my e-mail exchange with Mr McGregor was for publication.  :-X

Wow __ publishing your emails without your permission is even cheekier than the politician using your images in a mis-leading way.

You certainly have a point there.
I'd tend to assume that no journalist knows the meaning of "off the record".

lisafx

« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 18:47 »
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You should blog about it quick on your own commerical site to help google find you.  The folks running agaisnt him want to license the images too and they might find your site :-) 

Darn!  I don't have my blog up and running yet.  Hope they find me from the link on his blog.  Or at least at the micros.  Will have to keep an eye out to see if those sell anywhere within the next couple of days.

OM

« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2011, 19:35 »
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Did the newspaper leave the iStock and Fotolia copyright logos in for effect or did they just nick the photo's?

ShadySue

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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2011, 19:41 »
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Did the newspaper leave the iStock and Fotolia copyright logos in for effect or did they just nick the photo's?
Thought the iStock one was a screendump, presumably to validate their assertion that it was an iStock image.
Maybe 'fair use'?


 

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