Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
For all of you photographers....
I know there are quite a few of you on here, so I figured I'd ask.
I came across a photo while on Flickr.com today that I know is a manipulation. Its claimed to be a "candid" of a certain two stars together. Well, its not. Its photoshopped. I'll admit, its very good, because at first I said "oh cute!" and then upon looking realized I had seen one half of the photo before, but not with the certain other person!
I'm just wondering what the legal ramifications of this are? It doesn't bear a specific copyright to one person, so maybe this person knew and meant to post this photo manip without claiming it as something he or she particularly owned or had seen in person. Still, I have seen plenty of manipulations on this site that claim to be such, not simply a "candid"....which could potentially be misconstrued and taken for the real thing, which I'm sure would piss off the real photographers of the original photos, were it ever to be broadcast on say, Entertainment Tonight (highly unlikely, but not the point).
So yeah....just wondering if I should report it, or not? I can provide the links, I just don't want to put my fangirly obsessions out there for all to see unless really neccessary, haha.