This is a bit disturbing that a major new publication like the Sydney Morning Herald either has no concept of what copyright is. Trey Ratcliff, Google+ poster boy and HDR photographer is used to having his work published all around the internet and I’m sure In many print publications.
All of his work is licensed as Creative Commons Non-commercial (CC-by-NC), which in a nut shell means as long as you don’t use it for commercial use you are free to repost and use his work as long as you give him credit. It’s common curtsey if anything to credit the person for his / her work.
The photo in question. That bloody duck sitting in Darling Harbour.
Photo by Trey Ratcliff – Stuck in Customs
See what I did there, that is providing, in license talk attribution. A simple credit to the creator.
The Sydney Herald believes that they are above this and have published his photo on page 3. Where the credit should be is a line “a selection of our readers’ photographs”.
What do you think, an oversight by the Sydney Morning Herald or is this how Australian Newspapers or even International Newspapers act?