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Author Topic: Designer slams Showtime for asking for free work  (Read 5493 times)

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Shelma1

« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2014, 09:53 »
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guys, i'm not referring to defamation but about publishing private emails in public, that's a breach of trust and totally unprofessional and also illegal in some EU countries, no idea about the US but i don't think you're allowed to post private emails, private images, etc, especially about your ex girlfriend or whatever, let alone confidential business stuff of your employer.

They're not his employer. And they weren't even offering him employment. They asked him to enter a contest, and even if he won, he wouldn't be paid for his work.

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if i ever posted some internal emails when i was working in a corporate job i would get fired on the spot, sued, and rightfully so.

Different situation. These were not internal emails. Did you read the article?

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this guy has all my support regarding his crusade against cheapskate clients but i wonder if he'll lose customers doing so, who will trust him knowing he could defame you in public as he did in the past ?
 

He didn't defame anyone. Don't want to be outed? Offer to pay him fairly.
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i mean, even the micro agencies would delete our accounts if we publish some confidential information we received via private emails with their drones.

now he's praised as a hero by fellow designers but about his clients ? if i was a client i would scared dealing with people that can't control his emotions and need to vent in public giving me a bad image and making me lose face.

I don't think you read the article.


ShadySue

« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2014, 10:03 »
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^^ But again, whatever we might think about it, that's crowdsourcing Joe Schmo, (cynically, because a proportion of the buying public prefer 'real' imagery to perfect pro images) which is different from targetting professionals.

« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2014, 10:16 »
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i think the designer should have just put up a sign like that.

i have been to certain old-school businesses where the owner(s) are not afraid to "offend" a client who is trying to freeload on them. they literally walk to the door and told the freeload, "this is the door, ...
no free lunch here!".

what's wrong with doing the same on the web?  it's not defammation or whatumightcallit, if it is true that they did ask to freeload.
the problem is the myth that every freeloader will sue you if u pubish it . so, no one dares relate anything. it's no wonder the freeloaders continue to breed and now, it's the norm.

and the irony of this ? the same freeloader don't think much about paying $x for a cup of coffee at
$.......ks every morning . yet, he expects the photographer/designer/ .....  to give away his /her
work for less than he pays for a cup of coffee.


« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2014, 10:18 »
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^^ But again, whatever we might think about it, that's crowdsourcing Joe Schmo, (cynically, because a proportion of the buying public prefer 'real' imagery to perfect pro images) which is different from targetting professionals.

True. Even in other professions though, at least here in the US, there is a perception on the part of large companies/corporations, that even professionals are "desperate" for work. Seems like it's spilling over from Joe Schmo to the pros, too.


 

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