January, 2014 – Graham Miln

Constantly Amazed

I find my photos and projects in unexpected places. Most of the time it is harmless but occasionally it irritates.

If you are an organisation with a budget and staff, then I expect compensation for using my work. I also expect to be asked for permission to use my work; not only is it polite but my work is copyright. Not getting permission before you profit from another’s creative work is illegal in all but a few jurisdictions.

I do have open source projects you can build upon, expand, and share. Those are clearly marked.

Why mention this now? Another large UK newspaper used a photo without permission. They credited my name but did not ask permission or compensate me. And if I reproduce their work without permission – for profit? Would they remain silent?