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Shock Slapped

  • Ad Age, Wednesday, May 31, 2006 11:45 AM

The premiere issue of Shock magazine could end up getting pulped if a freelance photographer has his way, Ad Age reports. A photo of a G.I. holding a wounded Iraqi child graces the front cover, and Michael Yon, who snapped the pic, says Hachette Filipacchi did not have permission to use it. “I first became aware of the infringement when stunned and angry readers contacted me under the mistaken belief that I allowed Shock magazine to use it on their cover," Yon says on his blog. “I did not, and never would have agreed to their usage. I regularly turn down usage requests for this photo--uses that could earn money--because this photo is sacred to me and is representative of the U.S. soldiers I have come to know.” Hachette claims that they bought the photo from a reputable agency which, presumably, obtained the rights to it from Yon.




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