I never thought I would fall victim to these widespread photo grabbing activities by big media publications without permission and not even a credit.
Here’s what I discovered today from Inquirer Sports’ “RP chess great in BBC-HBO documentary“. They posted a photo that I took of Asia’s first Grandmaster Eugene Torre during the Battle of GM’s in May 2008.
Here’s the screenshot of the webpage taken some minutes ago (click on the image to enlarge):
The same photo I originally posted with my article entitled, “Victorious So in the Battle of GM’s“:
I wouldn’t have required compensation for the use of this photo, and any other photos I posted here at Deuts.NET or in flickr. A simple courtesy would have sufficed. These people, it seems, they don’t know how to show respect! They do deserve some whipping…BAD!