Wednesday, June 20, 2007

You have less rights than a logo

That's right. And it occurred to me today when an image popped into my head. You know the one I'm talking about. The ubiquitous reality-TV-show-confidential shot with the person's hat or t-shirt obscured because it says Nike or Coke or something of the sort.

That logo has rights. It has the right to be obscured and blurred out of a photo. But what about you? Nope. Someone can snap a photo of you, me or a homeless man and then sell it to Time for their cover. All without giving you the time of day.

The solution? Copyright your likeness!