- Dan is not asking for much in damages for use of his photo as it not registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. He wants to prove a point.
- BuzzFeed agreed to pay the amount Dan asked for to a charity of his choice.
- This proves to be a lesson for photographers and content hosts to pay attention to rights of multimedia, and whether permission is granted.
How can procedures change to make protecting the use of content easier?
Travis Lupick from Journalism.co.uk thoughts on how "Media is hypocritical when it comes to war zone freelancers".
- Young and adventurous freelancers are critized by the media when they recklessly enter a dangerous foreign country to report on the events.
- For a media outlet to send a staff writer to war torn countries, it becomes very expensive, and is a huge liability.
- When a freelancer successfully reports on a story without being kidnapped or killed, those same media outlets praise them for their work and are willing to purchase it.
How can these media outlets rely on freelancers for these tasks, but publicly criticize them when something goes wrong?
The question is: "What is Citizen Journalism?" on Brandwatch.com.
- Citizen Journalism is the general public actively participating in the broadcast and reporting of the news.
- User generated content, digital storytelling and consistently available live streaming is fuelling the news with different events from different perspectives.
The term journalist doesn't mean what it used to be. Is citizen journalism good or bad?