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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2012, 14:03 »
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I think there is a difference between something that is misleading, as this usage probably is, vs. actionable misuse though.  I tend to think of "misuse" in terms of violating the license under which the image was sold.  I don't think this type of usage in any way violates the TOS.  OTOH, it is perfectly fair game for a reporter to point out that it is being used deceptively by the candidate.

Sorry yes, that's what I meant. As usual Lisa has expressed my thoughts better than I could myself. I meant 'misuse' as deception rather than against the TOS.

I sell a lot of food images and therefore see many of my own images being used by hotels, restaurants, pubs, takeaways, etc. I guess that's a form of deception as the assumption of most customers would be that the establishments' own cooking was on display so, strictly speaking, they probably shouldn't be using them in the way that they are. Obviously I am perfectly happy for them to do so and if adherence to advertising standards was more heavily enforced then I probably wouldn't have much of a market for my work.


« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2012, 14:29 »
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Actually, I think this usage is far less deceptive than the usage we sell food shots for.

The food shots say "this is the quality of food we sell". Le Pen's use (is it just a membership recruitment brochure?) says that there are homeless people in France. The first is deception, the second is the truth.

I suspect some people are getting hung up on the fact that Le Pen is a neo-fascist, but that is actually totally irrelevant.

Precisely what use is Lise's stock image, if it is not to depict homeless people? And if it can't be used to represent the concept of homelessness, then how is it meant to be used? Who are we to rule that fascists can't seek to make homelessness a political issue? Isn't it one?

But for a master chef to take my Yorkshire puddings and show them next to his recipe, which is completely unlike the one that made them (and this has happened), now that truly is deception.

« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2012, 14:42 »
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Whatever the political or IP implications, it looks like World's Greatest Microstock Model is boiling down to a battle between Lisa's husband and Yuri's girlfriend. They both seem to be everywhere. I wonder who will win?

« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2012, 14:56 »
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Whatever the political or IP implications, it looks like World's Greatest Microstock Model is boiling down to a battle between Lisa's husband and Yuri's girlfriend. They both seem to be everywhere. I wonder who will win?


Forget win-lose, they should get (photographically) together! It'd be fun to concoct a photo story - a book even - where these two models are the leads. Sort of a cross between the Flat Stanley travels and a typical boy-meets-girl/loses-girl rom-com. How we work in the boy cross dressing may be a challenge...

« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2012, 15:01 »
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Whatever the political or IP implications, it looks like World's Greatest Microstock Model is boiling down to a battle between Lisa's husband and Yuri's girlfriend. They both seem to be everywhere. I wonder who will win?


Forget win-lose, they should get (photographically) together! It'd be fun to concoct a photo story - a book even - where these two models are the leads. Sort of a cross between the Flat Stanley travels and a typical boy-meets-girl/loses-girl rom-com. How we work in the boy cross dressing may be a challenge...


Sort of like this one? Read about Alicia, all 3 pages of her;

http://cockeyed.com/citizen/spam/alicia/alicia.html

Her images are still available on the PP sites.

« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2012, 15:08 »
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Like that, but much better with bulldozers, lots of electrical wiring and that nifty straw hat :)


 

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