Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Don't Screw Us

Actually, it's Don'tScrewUs.org.  And they are responsible for one of the best PSAs I've seen in a long time.

The basic gist of the organization (set up by the American Society of Media Photographers) is that photographs are intellectual property and IP is and should be protected. According to the Don'tScrewUs.org Manifesto, "Just because a photograph is on the Internet it is not free." You can't just take it and use it as you see fit without the copyright holder's permission. And just because everyone does it, that does not make it right.

The organization made a nice little video to drive home their point. Give it a look. It's one of the best I've seen in a long time.