Posts in category Permissions & Intellectual Property

Instagram, Intellectual Property, and...

Instagram, Intellectual Property, and Permission
Marketers & IP folk – I need your take on the third party use of  Instagram photos. As I’m sure you know  (and if you don’t… hey!) we do a Photo of the Week series on the CheapEats blogs  (Toronto / Ottawa) which we’ve been running using our Flickr Groups (Toronto / Ottawa  and very soon Vancouver / Montreal )   I’d to expand the s [...]

Copyright? What is This Thing Called ...

Copyright? What is This Thing Called Copyright?
So the copyright discussion seems to continue with this new chapter from my friend Al, (aka @brundle_fly) who tweeted a link to this email, which I am reproducing with his explicit permission. He showed a lot more restraint in his subtle “UMMM No.” intro to this than I would ever be able to muster. Correction this was found by Al, not an issu [...]

Commercial or Journalistic? You Tell ...

Commercial or Journalistic? You Tell Me
In the final episode of the Toronto Life Creative Commons drama, we have identified the issue to be a difference of opinion about what constitutes “Commercial Use”. After I sent in my letter to Toronto Life, I got a quick, respectful and reasoned response from Matthew Fox, Editor of We have resolved the usage issue by Toront [...]

Letter to Toronto Life

Letter to Toronto Life
As many of you have voiced your support on my Creative Commons issue with Toronto Life, I thought I’d share the letter I sent them about their use of my photos without permission.  [original post about that is here]   Hi, I’m writing because 2 of my photos are being used without my permission on your Daily Dish section. Both phot [...]


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