Another day, another case of unauthorized sharing of someone else’s creative work and the ensuing drama that unfolds because of that.
Lead guitarist for rock music legends Queen, Brian May, recently found himself on the flat side of the Instagram ban hammer after allegedly sharing a picture by photographer Barbara Kremer on his Instagram account, a share that got his account reported by the artist for copyright infringement and a temporary ban from the social media platform.
Most users would take this in stride, but Brian May addressed it specifically in his social media accounts, expressing anger that Barbara wanted to protect her work.
Coming from someone in the world of music, notorious for its enforcement of copyright, the guitarist’s stance is interesting.
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