Copyright infringement by National Review Online

The March 12th, 2007 edition of National Review Online contained a rotating feature banner containing a photograph taken and owned by a friend of mine, Ken Lunde.

The original photograph:
SIG P210-5 Long Slide by Ken Lunde
©Ken Lunde
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Ken Lunde’s web site clearly states the following:

Note that I am the copyright holder of all of these photos, as I am the one who took them. If you would like to use any of these photos for commercial purposes, please contact me to request permission to do so. If you simply want a cool wallpaper image for your computer desktop, or want to reference one of these pistols in a non-commercial thread, there’s no need to ask for my permission.

A screen shot of National Review Online 3/12/07:
Proof of National Review Online's copyright infringement
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While the image is reversed the serial numbers can be easily seen in the full sized versions of the photographs and handily prove the blatant infringement. Hopefully, this will get around and a message will be sent to National Review for their unabashed disregard for copyright law.

Common courtesy isn’t so common anymore.

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