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The new patios of summer ’09: Fresh grazing grounds for outdoorsy …
May 11, 2009 … The new leisure class: Queen Street will benefit from some of the city’s new patios (Photo by LexnGer). With spring heating up into summer, …
Normally this is very exciting news and I’m delighted to see my photos used.
This time however I was a little surprised and more than a little annoyed.
My photo is used in a Toronto Life article by Davida Aronovitch in their online Daily Dish section. Toronto Life is a commercial enterprise and my Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial license states explicitly that my photos are available for non-commercial use only.
In fact, Toronto Life is one of the primary reasons I have a non-commerical license on my photos. They are a direct competitor to CheapEats Toronto since they publish a guide to cheap restaurants every year. If my photos are going to be used to promote a Toronto restaurant guide, it should be ours! [update – I am the founder, editor & publisher of CheapEats Toronto for those of you who are visiting for the first time]
Truth is if Davida, or whoever added the photo to the article, had asked me I would probably have said “okay” because it’s not really a big deal. But they didn’t.
So I’m going to ask for them to either remove the photo or add a link to CheapEats Toronto.
(May 12 update) A friend just pointed out that Toronto Life is also using my photo on their article on Cluck, Grunt & Low