In a brilliant display of high-handed thievery, the Daily Wail (sic)* has pinched a documentary film-maker's photos from a Twitter page, published them without a credit and then claimed that it was okay to do so because they were 'in the public domain'. Full story here - thanks to Mike Davis for the heads-up.
Which begs the obvious question: if someone were to lift content from the Mail's own site and *cough* 're-purpose' it elsewhere, would the Mail's lawyers take the same view? I think we should be told.
* so-called because of its editorial 'we're doomed' stance on, well, just about everything. The sky's falling on our heads, etc.