Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
People never fail to surprise me.
Earlier today I ran a post about the rushing American River, accompanied by a photo of the river from a prior flood year, 1997. I found the pic online, tracked down the photographer, and asked for permission to reproduce it, which he granted (with no conditions). All he wanted was a credit line, and I copied it directly from his email.
As a courtesy, I forwarded him a link to the post when it went live, and within a couple of hours came a note from him saying, “Discontinue use of my photo. It is deceptive.”
I asked for clarification, indicating that I had noted in the text that the photo showed the river’s condition in 1997. His one-line response? “Please discontinue the use of my photo.”
Who knows why he’s being so belligerent, but it’s his intellectual property, and so I’ve taken the picture down.
Frankly, I bet he poked around a little on What The Hell and didn’t like what he saw.
Folks, it takes all kinds.
In other blog-maintenance news, I see that some of my posts are up and disappearing — poof! The titles remain but the text is gone. Is anyone else having that problem with WordPress, or do I have a blogstergeist?