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Parent Article: Copyright violation
Abolish Copyright
17 Aug 2014
Modified: 08:52:58 AM
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A Letter from A Copyright Prison

The real problem was that the 'repeated' fight photos from the Herald photographer were on the Boston reddit thread with less votes than the link to the same pictures on Boston Indymedia. The headline was better. More votes had gone to the copy than the original. On Boston Indymedia one could quickly see the six pictures of some shirtless lout stumbling upon a police investigation of a stabbing murder. On the Herald site the photos were in a click series of six - the viewer had to click, and click, and click. The Herald wants to show advertisers that people are their. So they set up gates. And gates. And more gates. So, someone must have noticed that the unauthorized, not monetized, display of the 'fight photos' were more popular than the official site. So, we get the post above. To utilize the image that I called 'the quintessence of Boston' I simply looked at the photos online from various news sources and did my own quick sketch with a pencil and scrap paper. Then I scanned the picture in photoshop and darkened the lines and took out stray lines. Then I posted that image on Imagr and on Boston reddit. I have over 600 views of my drawing. I never would have done the work if the photographer had not complained. I don't care who copies my work, even the Boston Herald. I write better headlines.

Sincerely - Abolish Copyright!