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Have you ever heard of a thief stealing an object from a store then blaming the store because it had “maliciously” placed said object on the shelf for sale, all but inviting theft? If you haven’t heard of this argument then welcome to the reality most people occupy, except for one social media star with a following of 60,000 people.
YouTube entrepreneur Dan DaSilva is probably having a bad day, if the Internet comments section and photography publications everywhere have anything to say about it. Of course, there’s a story behind it all and is it ever a tale of our times.
According to DIY Photography, Dan DaSilva was sued in court for using a photographer’s copyrighted photo to sell merchandise on DaSilva’s Shopify e-store.
A fairly open and shut case, really, that is until DaSilva decided to take the tale to his YouTube channel wherein he recounted being sued by a “malicious” photographer who uploaded and copyrighted his images in order to “entrap” people like the YouTube entrepreneur.