I am not blaming the photographer but if there was a release involved for a family portrait for a Xmas card that ended up being "in the Czech Republic, splashed across a huge storefront advertisement," they might want to look over the release one more time. It is easy to get fooled into signing something when it comes to rights for photos. Many photographers also sell images as Stock. It is legit, and a legit form of advertising images but the model or,ahem, family in the shot, should ask questions of usage even for a Xmas card portrait. Here is the story on Yahoo News here.
Other news that caught my eye recently:
Ad Age, What Danica Patrick Could Do for Nascar, Sponsors.
Why the round sunglasses? NYTimes
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