Thursday, September 14, 2006

No cover, no credit

Imagine seeing performers like Tierney Sutton and Karrin Allyson in a beautiful lodge setting, with no cost for admission. The Lodge at Woodcliff makes that possible for jazz lovers in the Rochester, NY area.

This photo of Tierney, taken at a 2004 Jazz Alley set, only begins to reveal how beautiful she is in performance. Jason Crane - writer, broadcaster, and labor activist - used it to encourage his readers to take advantage of her no-cover show at Woodcliff. I hope the house was packed.

Jason provides a useful service to his readership and his community. His blog is full of information about music, politics, and activism. He is environmentally aware and politically involved. He helps his community keep track of the arts, and he helps workers get organized. Somehow, though, giving photographers credit for their work isn't part of his impressive resume. I only scanned the pictures of musicians on his site, but I couldn't find one with attribution. Clearly, Jason is a good guy. But if he doesn't respect the intellectual property of photographers, who will?

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Image © Bruce C Moore


Anonymous Jason Crane said...

Hi Bruce,

I tend to take photos from artists' sites whenever possible, and they seldom if ever have attribution.

The Tierney photo is from her own site, where it is uncredited:

Your point is a valuable one, and I'd encourage you and other photographers to contact me directly. I have great respect for the value of people's work, and even more respect for direct communication.

All the best,

Jason Crane

8:17 PM  
Blogger Bruce C Moore said...

Jason is right. I should have contacted him directly, and I since have.

But that's not really the point of this blog. He used the image and I used that as an example. We both had good intentions.

The web is wonderful, but it can make it difficult to do the right thing. I'll try harder.


11:10 AM  
Anonymous Fat, cold, bald dude said...

Interesting exchange. Thought provoking.

10:37 PM  

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