The Sunday Observer, our ‘state’ newspaper is in a poorer state than I thought. They clearly don’t have that many staff photographers or any clear policy on using another photographer’s images. On Sunday 14th November 2010, they ran this article (if I could even call it that due to its poor understanding of contemporary literature) along with a manipulated photograph of mine with a copyright notice saying it belonged to the Sunday Observer.
Was I wrong in thinking that I had a right to my own photography? The Sunday Observer seems to have a different set of rules and ethics in mind that I must be quite ignorant about, it seems. It a poor show on the part of any newspaper or media organization do behave in this manner, especially when the original photograph carried my copyright.
I maybe ranting here, but I am pretty pissed off and I have a right to be! Here’s the evidence :