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Student still using my photography illegally

I thought I’d share an update on a story I posted a few days ago about a student who is illegally using my photography.

Travis Reed’s illegal adaptation of my photograph (see above) is still online. This is despite my initial very polite and, I think, sympathetic explanation to him of why I could not grant permission for this particular use, followed by several weeks of patiently waiting for him to remove the photo as he promised to do more than once.

While I appreciated his initial respectful request for permission to use the photograph (made after he had already posted it…), it is my impression that he had not considered what to if he did not get permission. At this point, I suspect that he may well have used the photo in his class project and probably gotten credit for it.

Frankly, if this turns out the be the case (and speaking as a college faculty member) there are serious ethical issues involved here that his teacher should consider. As a high school senior who is presumably moving on to college, Travis might wish to consider what the admissions office at his intended college/university might think about this. Travis attends Oakmont Regional High School in Ashburnham, MA.
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June 21, 2006 - Posted by | Commentary

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