Thursday, November 12, 2020

Hit Piece Targets Best Photog In Kansas City

Full disclosure: For years we've maintained that Eric Bowers is the BEST working photog in Kansas City. He remains our fave!!!

Sadly, tonight Mr. Bowers earned a bit of negative publicity by way of legal eagle complaints. 

Of course everyone is entitled to their say and day in court but it seems like this piece left out a lot about copyright law.  There wasn't one mention of FAIR USE which is how our blog community and most internets pundits stay above the fray in order to provide news and education for the public trust. 

Also . . . The point here is that private biz trying to make a buck could have easily cleared a photo to use in their advertising . . . Which is a different form of communication than commentary, news or instruction. 

Anyhoo . . . Because a great many lawyers and small biz people read this blog . . . The debate is worth a peek tonight . . .

Local businesses encounter download danger, learn 'free photos' could cost them thousands

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - There are thousands of beautiful photos on the web, but be careful if you use them without permission. It could cost you thousands. "It was our understanding that it was okay to share those images because they did not have a copyright stamp," said Megan Voepel of Voepel Property Management.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eric Bowers is a con man just like many many many other white folks. Remember that this country was built on white people enslaving black people and stealing their labor and lives.

Anonymous said...

Learn to love it fuck nut.

Anonymous said...

news basically gets "rewarded" by lawyers to put out this junk. it's how the game is played.

Unknown said...

Maybe black people should stop reading Marxist nonsense.

Anonymous said...


douchebag photogs teaming up with Democrap greedy weasel Trial lawyers to scam small businesses

Bandit said...

"Starving artist" syndrome.

Anonymous said...

Well they are his pictures. If you want a pic of the plaza lights quit being so lazy and go take your own.

Hyperblogal said...


Go Eric. Behind you 100%.