Yesterday some absolutely great BTS pictures surfaced, and they were barely online the twitter/internet-police came out and pointed their fingers at the people posting without giving proper credit. Do we really need that?
Not an easy answer for that. YES, if the source is known and it is willingly kept out of the posting. Then, yes, we should speak up.
But, absolutely not, if the source is not known, and it is clearly indicated that the proper source will be given as soon as it comes available. And it is made clear that the pictures were not taken by the people posting it.
I think it would be a shame to not share them with others. And obviously the original poster, whoever took those pictures, did not care enough to tag or watermark their photos. He or she obviously doesn’t mind sharing. So, why should someone come along and tell other people what to do with those pictures? And have you ever thought about that the photographer WANTS to stay anonymous?
BUT to make one thing clear, it is NOT okay to tag and watermark those pictures with your own logo. That is wrong. No matter how small that logo is.
We should all think carefully about what we post and how we give credit. But we don’t need anyone coming along and police what we’re doing.
Here are the great pictures we’re all talking about. I would gladly credit the real source, and if anyone knows for sure (and the guy wants to be credited), please let me know. But until we do, just enjoy them with the knowledge someone did take them and obviously shared them on the internet for us to enjoy.
I first saw them here: http://fyantagonist.tumblr.com/
And later on H50BAMF! Thanks ESS for sharing them with all of us and making them widespread known! http://h50bamftumblr.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/bts-pics-from-h50-filming-8113-alexoloughlin-scottcaan/