Dealing with IP and image theft in the networked world…

IP and copyright theft is commonplace, and often the lawsuit and/or publicity that follows is embittered, negative and malicious, worst case scenarios are assumed from the off. This is an important, yet positive story and a breath of fresh air for it…Not to mention a simple and powerful use of social media to fight back, the same vehicle that had been used to ‘steal’ the images in the first place…

DKNY to pay $25,000 after using photographs without permission
New York photographer Brandon Stanton declined label’s earlier offer only to find images had been used in Bangkok display

Read the full story on guardian.co.uk

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On Monday, one of Stanton’s fans sent him a picture of a DKNY store in Bangkok that uses his photos. Photograph: Facebook

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