Minnesota Democrats Exposed blogger, Andy Post, found an interesting way to get around paying Getty Images for a use of a photo they took of Keith Ellison in 2006. He stole if from The Telegraph.
Here is the photo, as Andy Post published it to MDE:
Notice the Telegraph citation? Like Ryan Lyk, Post does a nice job thanking his victims for their photos. But, you may also notice a Getty watermark on that photo. The deal here is that the Telegraph, being a credible news site, licensed that photo from Getty Images. That costs money. Post then stole that licensed photo from the Telegraph.
Post claims the photo is from 2007. That’s not true, although the Telegraph may have licensed the photo for use in a story they ran in 2007. That actually comes from October 12, 2006. How do I know this? Because the photo is still available at Getty’s site for licensing. It was taken at Logan Park in Minneapolis.
In this case, $49 is the cost of being legit.
I’ve asked Post to clarify:
DEVELOPING . . .