Anorak

Anorak | AP Sets Lawyers On Photojournalism Blogger Snapped Shot

AP Sets Lawyers On Photojournalism Blogger Snapped Shot

by | 2nd, March 2008

ASSOCIATED Press have sets the lawyers on blogger Snapped Shot , Brian Ledbetter. He writes on his now paused blog:

Background
Snapped Shot is a site that deals with the criticism of photo journalism. The industry is inaccurate in its reporting, it falls for terrorist propaganda too easily, and in general, the photos that you see presented as “news” on a daily basis are nothing more than fluff. This site has, from the beginning, intended to correct that by presenting specific instances of bias or inaccuracy along with commentary as to why said photographs are inaccurate. I have never drawn a profit from this website, and have never received compensation for any of the “copyrighted” works that are owned by the AP. Furthermore , I have always been careful to give full credit to the wire photographers who have taken the pictures, and have even interacted cordially with a handful of them. What The?
So why is the AP seeking action against me? I am not making any money off of their work. I am not a mainstream “news” site ala Yahoo, Google, or Breitbart. So what’s the deal? Is the

You have already read 1 premium article for free today
Access immediately the premium content with Multipass

Or come back tomorrow



Posted: 2nd, March 2008 | In: News Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink