Vernon artist discovers pictures of her work for sale on stock photo sites
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Vernon artist discovers pictures of her work for sale on stock photo sites

Numerous photos of artist Michelle Loughery’s murals were for sale on Alamy. As of Dec. 15, 2016, the company said it will remove all of the images within 24 hours. VERNON – Vernon artist Michelle Loughery is used to seeing her work in a lot of different places. The well-known mural painter has made her mark on many buildings around Vernon and elsewhere in the Interior, but now her works are popping up in new territory. Loughery has discovered photo service websites including Getty Images and Alamy are selling photos of her murals . Depending on the type and duration of usage, some of the photos can cost hundreds of dollars. “They throw a giant logo watermark on it. That watermark makes the assumption that the copyright belongs to them… But I’m saying my name is on the mural, and they never asked me for permission,” Loughery says. Some of the images do include a description of the work along with Loughery’s name, but that’s not necessarily a good thing either, she says. “I don’t know who they are letting use that image and I’m not comfortable with that. As a person you have a right to who you […]

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