TV Networks Play Fast and Loose with Photographers’ Copyrights

November 3, 2011

By David Walker

A flurry of recent copyright claims against TV networks for unauthorized use of still photographs raises an obvious question: Why are media corporations with a self-interest in protecting the principles of copyright so reckless with the copyrights of others? Is it a matter of business expedience—i.e., fighting lawsuits is easier and cheaper than purchasing licenses? Is Big Media giving in...

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