Property developer caught using critic's photo in promotional materials, demands an end to criticism as a condition of paying for the use


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/28/bethnal-green-mulberry.html


#2

Dear property developer: That’s not how copyright works, asshole.


#3

Good to see that Arkell v Pressdram still isn’t dead.


#4

No words for the evil – and the stupidity – of this developer.

Except, perhaps, I am agog.


#5

Word for an evil and stupid developer? Covfefe springs to mind


#6

I wish I lived in a world where real estate developers considered themselves to be people.


#7

I wish I lived in a world where real estate developers weren’t legally considered to be people.


#8

Please pay me without further delay.

Oh, I’ve said that very thing, but never did I hold my breath waiting for the check.


#9

Well, I’m somewhat sceptical.
A property developer behaving in a dishonourable way? That’s practically unheard of.
Ha, you’ll be telling us they have political ambitions next!


#10

So instead of just paying up they ensured people would find out about it and will still need to pay up?

I thought business men were meant to have some brains.


#11

I gog, you may gog.


#12

Again, are people aware of the Streisand Effect? I bet you more people know about the plan to tear down that historic tree than before.


#13

He even said to “please” to the douchebags.


#14

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