When people in the photos found themselves plastered around the city without their permission, they were understandably upset — which is why the laws protecting people are in place to begin with.
Now, I’ll admit, this is one rule that gets regularly ignored — but that doesn’t change the law, and it seems if you were plastering someone’s image on bus stops everywhere, you’d be more than typically cautious.
There is an unreleased track of Crystal Castles called ‘instecticon’ that borrows whole chunks of belgian artist lo-bat’s work.
Here is crystal’s track: Insecticon and here is lo-bat’s My Little Droid Needs a Hand Even tho the original track has been pitched down and chopped, there is no doubt it’s the same. The license specifies that the track can be used, remixed and transformed under the following conditions: 1- Attribution. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a licence identical to this one In this case, non of the points have been respected.
Virgin Mobile got into trouble when it used Creative Commons-licensed images from Flickr in an ad campaign.
I think CC is actually a solution, not part of the problem — and this illustrates that. But ready access to music online has led to a much more serious problem: digital plagiarism.
The best known case, of course, is the infamous 2007 Timbaland Controversy, in which Timbaland apparently stole musical elements from Finnish demoscene artist Tempest in the song Do It by Nelly Furtado.
(Hint: if you’re a band and think you might yourself get into similar trouble, put it in writing and avoid fights.
Well, unless you’re I’d like to respond to the concerns about CC.