I’m not dead yet; I’ve just been drawing all this silly, pointless Hellsing fanart.
"We’ve never, ever forgotten the magical feel of classic typewriter keys."
I feel so proud - I’ve taken so professional of a photograph that a crap advertisement campaign wants to steal it and add a pretentious quote to it.
Though I know that by posting pics to tumblr I run the risk of being reblogged by whoever and whatever but I would really like to know if it’s okay to present my content in an advertisement environment? Am I mistaken and does posting things to tumblr automatically mean that I grant a permission to use my content in a smartphone advertisement?
However. I’m disapproving. I also sent a submission form where I expressed my disapproval and asked to delete this from your “blog”. Please do it. ( I’ve either never “forgotten the classic feel,” that’s why I write letters and send them to people, you know, by mail. And I think smartphones, with their tendency to reduce folks into entertainment- and information-addicted drooling idiots unable to enjoy a view or a conversation for longer than five minutes straight without fiddling their twitter, are shit. It’s one of the last things I’d like to advertise.)
I’m wondering what exactly is copyright by Blackberry here?
Why does Blackberry indicate that taking a picture out of its original context and putting a “we’ve” quote on it makes it theirs? Or, why does the site elsewhere indicate that they’re a submission based blog and these things are submitted to them, when all that has happened is that they have reblogged a picture. I also don’t like the idea of hiding a marketing campaign behind a harmless looking Tumblr blog. Tumblr is - or was - essentially a blogging service and a playground aimed for young individuals, not a marketing tool for international corporations. I can see the cogs turning in some marketing manager’s head. Let’s infiltrate this teens’ site and reblog all these fluffy pictures of keyboards and typewriters, methodically adding one or two pictures of our Blackberry smartphones in between every now and then. So cute! What we have here is a corporation using other people’s photography for their own marketing purposes.
Fuck pronouns, you can call me whatever you want.