Space shuttle Twitpic photo used by media…without even a credit

When the space shuttle Endeavour launched in 2011, a great action shot of the launch was flashed across news channels around the world. From NBC to Washington Post, it was Stefanie Gordon’s photo that was used to tell the tale and sell the story.

But not everyone knew that it was Stefanie’s photo. The image was taken from her Twitpic account. All that she asked was that the organisations credited her and spelt her name correctly. Unfortunately, most websites and national news channels failed to credit her, let alone pay her.

Due to the nature of public photo sharing and Twitpic’s Terms of Service, no one was obligated to credit Stefanie.

To find out more click here for Stefanie’s story

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