Deception by omission, what are your thoughts?
Hi Guys and Gals,
I have a topic I would like to throw out there and see what everyone feels about this practice.
Ok so I visited someone’s website and was looking at their images on the website. Many were very good but I know that the person that owns the website didn’t take most of the images e.g. they are not his/her photos. There is no reference to who the copyright owner is or no reference who was the photographer anywhere on the website.
Now, I understand that there might be some arrangement with the owner of the images to allow the use of the images but shouldn’t the website owner point that out in their copy.
Personally, I think this is deception by omission given that the website is about the photographer and his/her body of work. Having other people’s images on their website without a clear distinction that many of the photos weren’t taken by the photographer showing the work seems to be rather deceptive.
What is your take on this?
James Doyle Photography "Nature through the lens"