Domestic Violence Campaign’s Photoshopped Images of High-Profile Women Spark Outrage(article)

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Ryan Steel Regular Member • Posts: 117
Re: Domestic Violence Campaign’s Photoshopped Images of High-Profile Women Spark Outrage(article)

How this work is defamatory? Who is it defamatory against? Do you think people look at this campaign literally, believing that these public figures have been abused?

With regard to ownership of the images, were these not official photos put out by government photographers? As such, they are public domain. Anyone claiming theft of photos should first identify the copyright that was infringed. Perhaps they were royalty-free. Whoever is claiming this was a violation of the photographer's copyright, please let us know your facts.

Once you become a public figure, you lose ownership over how your likeness is used. One could also very easily argue the transformative nature of the work in this campaign. If shot by a White House or other government documentarian, the images are public.

Perhaps it is difficult for some to separate their visceral, personal, emotional reactions in the name of objectivity. Judging by the emotional reactions here, this campaign created art in every sense of the word.

Too much fake outrage in the world by people feigning concern for the topic, as well as showing incapability of separating their own emotional reactions from an objective examination of the work.

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