If you didn’t make it, give credit to the person who did.
It’s a pretty simple rule that gets violated all the time when it comes to photography – and now it seems that major Internet multimedia publisher Buzzfeed is tacitly encouraging the practice in its Facebook fan groups.
A story carried by FStoppers today outlines how members of certain Buzzfeed fan groups on Facebook are explicitly forbidden from crediting photographers when they post images. This is in addition to not being able to post any photo that contains any kind of watermark whatsoever.
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