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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

2018-10-27 Counting Crows - 3 Arena Dublin


Another weekend, another gig.  This time it was Counting Crows in the 3 Arena, or as I prefer to call it, The Point Depot.

The last time I saw  Counting Crows live was back at Oxegen 2008. That seems like a lifetime ago.  Anyway, I was offered a free ticket to the gig, so it would have been rude of me not to go.

Also on the line-up for the night were The White Buffalo, who were new to me and Alison Krauss, who needs absolutely no introduction. 

So, first up was The White Buffalo, certainly a country act, but with a mighty fine rock edge.  I really enjoyed his set and given the chance, would love to see him play in a smaller, sweatier setting where I think he’d be amazing! I can’t recommend this guy enough!

Next up on Saturday night was Alison Krauss.  She certainly needs no introduction and is one of country music’s megastars!

I have to be honest here though, whilst she sounds incredible live (what a voice), it’s just not my cup of tea.  I enjoyed the set, but would I go see her again, probably not.

It was time for the headliners, Counting Crows, to come on stage. As I said, it’s 10 years since I last saw them live and, well… I haven’t really kept up to date with what they have been doing!

Thankfully though, the rest of the crowd have and they seemed to love every minute of the gig.  It’s the sign of a good gig when you leave the crowd wanting more and they certainly did.

And that’s that… Another weekend of live music over and done with.  Roll on the next one!

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