Classy ad campaign compares stealing photos to rape4/10/2012
Listen, we're all for respecting the proprietary rights of the people who produce creative works. No one likes to get ripped off. But equating the unlicensed use of a photo to an act of rape is problematic on many levels. That's the implication of a new campaign by the Union des Photographes Professionnels, a French organization that represents professional photographers. The poster shows a photographer shooting an arctic landscape, bent over his camera, with a man in a suit standing behind him mimicking a sex act. Above the scene are the words "Each day, a photographer's work is used without his consent." Clever, guys, clever.
Is this poster offensive?