Being a publisher as well as all the other things I do, I imagine a few of you might be wondering what I think of Hachette Filipacchi’s new magazine, Shock (the North American version of Choc), with an initial run of 300,000. I don’t think I could say it any better than Michael Yon, the photographer who took the cover photograph, only to see it used without his permission to dishonour US troops and to force a parallel between the Iraq and Vietnam wars.
Mr Yon’s blog post is one of the clearest on the matter—and another sign how blogs are far better resources when you can go directly to the person at issue.
Copyright law is fairly clear on the matter—more so under French law where there is a droit moral de l’auteur—and I am surprised to note that Hachette may have got this wrong. Offending a photographer’s intent should be one of the last things a magazine does—especially one that relies so heavily on the pictorial.
Del.icio.us tags: copyright moral right photographer Hachette Filipacchi Shock Michael Yon magazine Posted by Jack Yan, 04:09
Jack, thank you for sharing your thoughts and pointing your readers to the rest of the story.
You not only extend the conversation, you've interjected truthfulness into the conversation.
Keep creating, Mike
# posted by Michael Wagner: 6/03/2006 03:53:00 PM
Thank you, Michael. Hachette is backed by a major French arms’ manufacturer, so I have to wonder how many of these decisions are ﬁnancial.Post a Comment
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