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Why Would You Do That?

Just because I post a photo on the Internet, it does not give anyone the right to grab a copy and use it on their own site.  It certainly does not give anyone the right to edit that image and remove it's watermark! Why do I say this?  Well, a Music, Art, Film and Food print/online magazine here in Ireland did just that with one of my images. Was I annoyed when I saw the image on their site?  Yes!  Was I even more annoyed when I realised just what they had done?  Oh hell yes!! I contacted the editor of the magazine and got the 'oh it was the intern' excuse.  That's not a valid excuse.  If they are an intern, they are there to learn under your guidance, you should have noticed the issue.  The buck stops with you, the editor. Back in 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that you the consent of the photographer if you wish to use their work online. The judges said: “The posting on a website of a photograph that was freely accessible on another website with the consent

Interview with My Tribe Your Tribe

Originally published 14/05/2013 on Chunk.ie A few weeks back, I noticed I had a new follower on Twitter.  I don’t have many, so when someone decides to follow me, I get curious.  My new follower turned out to be  My Tribe Your Tribe .  The name alone was interesting so I decided to take a look at their profile and see what they were about.  It turns out that MTYT are a band and George Mercer is the creative force behind them.  Oh and as luck would have it, they had just released a  free EP  for download. Since we are nice people here at CHUNK.ie and we like to promote up and coming acts, we thought we’d get in contact with George  and see what MTYT were about. You can read how we got on down below! Hi George, no dilly-dallying here, we’ll get straight in to the questions!   “My Tribe Your Tribe”  is a great name for a band.  It conjures up a meeting of minds and people, marriage even.  Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and where did the idea for the name came from? Th

Interview with Mark Morriss

Originally published May 2013 on Chunk.ie It’s been a while since you released Memory Muscle, your debut solo album and this, the follow up, A Flash of Darkness.  Has it been a case of the difficult second album, or did you just fancy some time away from music after the break up of The Bluetones? It's been 5 years in fact. An inordinately long time between 2 records, I'll give you that, but I haven't been entirely idle in that time. There was the writing/recording/touring of the Bluetones' album 'A New Athens', and then the whole farewell tour thing when we decided that we were going to draw that little story to a close. That said, some of the songs for this album were written in the summer of 2010. So I suppose it has had quite a long gestation. You decided on funding the recording of A Flash of Darkness using the PledgeMusic service. What was the thinking behind that? Did it offer a lot more freedom to make the album you wanted to make without having

Those Chunk.ie Interviews…

Over the next few days, you'll notice some Chunk.ie interviews appearing on the site. Well a few years ago, I used to do some interviews, write some pieces and draw some cartoons for Chunk. Unfortunately Chunk.ie is no more, so rather than have those pieces disappear off the face of the internet, I thought I’d post those them on my own site. There are more to come, some with models, sports stars and authors… I’ll post them over the coming days / months / years... Who knows, you might even like them!