I recently posted about the Daily Mail infringing copyright whilst crying about someone infringing theirs.
So, I suppose I had better post about the conclusion too. Here’s a post from the blog of the Open Rights Group…
We’ve just received a cheque for £1,000 from the Daily Mail’s publishers, after they admitted publishing photos from Alice in Wonderland blog without permission. The photos featured ultra-skinny mannequins. The Daily Mail had asked Alice for permission, but refused her £250 fee (given to a charity of her choice).
“I don’t like the Daily Mail, and didn’t want to give them commercial use of my pictures for free.” she explains.
But they published anyway. Alice wasn’t best pleased at this blatant commercial abuse of her copyright, and demanded they donate a grand to the copyfighters at ORG, alongside MIND. After some excuses, they relented, and today we received their cheque. You can read thefull story on Alice’s blog here.
A massive thank you to Alice for her heroics and the very generous donation!