Posts Tagged ‘outcry’

‘The Hanging Tree’ Photoshop Action Pack Sparks an Uproar and Major Backlash

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A small Florida-based photo editing tool business called Seasalt & Co. is causing some big controversy after announcing an upcoming Photoshop Action pack that many photographers are finding offensive. Titled “The Hanging Tree,” the collection was touted with a dark promo image featuring a noose hanging from a tree.
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‘Regret’ After Stonehenge Copyright Email Causes Public Outcry

Earlier this week stock agency FotoLibra received an email from English Heritage (the public organization that manages historical sites) that read,

We are sending you an email regarding images of Stonehenge in your fotoLibra website. Please be aware that any images of Stonehenge can not be used for any commercial interest, all commercial interest to sell images must be directed to English Heritage.

After the email and a strongly worded response was published to the FotoLibra blog, the story was picked up by Boing Boing, which then published a story titled “English Heritage claims it owns every single image of Stonehenge, ever“. Needless to say, there was a pretty swift public outcry.
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