Thursday, August 27, 2009

From the Oregonian with pictures by Mr. Thomas Boyd. Oregon author Katherine Dunn's long, slow bout with words - and the question

by Jeff Baker, The Oregonian
Saturday August 22, 2009, 7:56 AM
photographs by Thomas Boyd,The Oregonian
Mr Boyd has shown me how to work the image magic on the Oregonian site. Thank you Thomas. - Doug


Rick said...

Good to see those in a floundering industry stifling exposure to their work.

Thomas Boyd said...


The Oregonian provides embed code so bloggers can post their photos directly on the page which is a direct contradiction to your comment. Screenshotting a photo and posting as if it belongs to the blogger does nothing to "expose" the work. It's a copyright violation and worse yet, it hides the source.

I know that Doug didn't understand that he could just embed the photo and there was no malicious copyright grab. I understand that it's easier to just screen shot and post a photo. That's why I politely asked him to remove it. And, if he chose not to, that would have been the end of it. It's not the crime of the century.

But, it seems to me that someone interested in books, writing and publishing would want to honor the intellectual property of others and understand the nuances of law and ethics.

Doug: Here's a link to the embed code if you want to paste it into the body of the blog post:

If you have any questions about this please feel free to email me.