Arkansas Senator commits Copyright Infringement.

Arkansas Senator commits Copyright Infringement.
On March 20,2012 I photographed Blake Johnson who is running for Arkansas State Senate. I photographed him at no charge, and gave him permission to use the images in his material and his website. He has produced several printed pieces and placed the image online as well. On October 18, 2012 I opened my mailbox to receive a printed piece from his opponent, Senator Robert Thompson. The material used the image of Blake out of context on a mud-slinging 8.5X12 mailer. I contacted Senator Robert Thompson the same day about the issue. He informed me that the image was taken from Blake's website, and that the image should have been public property. I informed him that I spoke with PPA (Professional Photographer's of America) and they said different. Using an image created by a professional photographer without permission, is copyright infringement. The source of the image does not matter. Senator Thompson has been sent a letter from the Copyright claims department of PPA, informing him of the illegal act.

Submitted By JayMalone When 2012-10-25 1:30am EDT Where