Nick MacKechnie
#8 wire kinda guy.....

Owning your digital media..?

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 04:42 by Nick MacKechnie

Hi All,

I was reading a few articles online last week and came across an article on ComputerWorld about Christchurch Tech companies and how they were responding to getting back to work after the Christchurch Earthquakes (It’s over a year old now).

The photo in the article was the thing that caught my eye, I recognised the photo. It was taken the day of the February 22nd earthquake as I exited the building on my journey home. There was no reference to who took the photo. I looked through my photos to confirm, and sure enough, I had taken it.



I decided I’d reach out to Computerworld, as this picture must have been taken from somewhere I posted it. I filled out the webform on the contacts section on the ComputerWorld website to ask Editor about the photo. A week later, I had no response (people can be away, busy etc.) so followed it up with Direct Message via Twitter yesterday.


I would have to say that I was somewhat disappointed in this response for a number of reasons including:

1. The age of the article isn’t relevant.

2. Simply taking it down doesn’t excuse taking others property (If I was asked, and acknowledged that would have been fine).

3. How can an publisher not have an audit trail/process for tracking these types of things?

4. Thanks for the apology…

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