Posted Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:13AM
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This is a similar photo from CNN: - https://www.dropbox.com/s/1hckos4sxbobosw/Spain.jpg As an exception not licensed from Getty Images.
I agree with the policy of erring on the side of caution - better to be safe than sorry, and copyright laws can vary from country to country, and the law is one thing and common sense another, but sometimes I am baffled.
An example from recent history. I live in Germany. A city purchased a large controversial sculpture (forget the price). Naturally the local newspaper wanted to write an article and needed a photo, NOT a detail, as the main focus, which was made and published. No problem.
I have a few editorial images of sculptures rejected because the work of art is the main focus. And then I see the postcards! How is this possible?