I recently came across an article on visual plagiarism and thought it was an excellent read. I’ve not run into this problem personally, but I’ve read about individual examples here and there. This article compiles a good number of visual plagiarism examples and their outcomes.
As the popularity of digital photography grows and more people become exposed to each others work through photo sharing sites I would expect this trend to increase. Flickr being the hotbed of traffic that it is, would be a likely environment for this to happen. I can see this happening with in the community and with commercial entities pulling ideas from photographers in the community. After reading this let me know your thoughts on this. Had you heard of these examples? Do you know of other?
[tags]photography, plagiarism, philosophy, ethics[/tags]