14 May 2012
Girl goes to IKEA, sees photo of her family in on-sale photo-frame. Intellectual Property - pah!
The Layton familly were very surprised to see themselves on display in a photo frame being sold by IKEA.
It was an image lifted from a social media site and sold to IKEA via a stock library
Do businesses and consumers realise that by uploading images to social media and some other sites that they are assigning unrestricted usage of them to the portal owners without permission required?
Do they know that if they pay a photographer to take their image the photographer owns copyright and they may sign-away the rights to their family image to be sold and profits from it generated for the seller & purchaser?
Social media piece