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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

2019-07-28 Vodafone Comedy Festival

So, for a change, I headed to the Vodafone Comedy Festival on Sunday.  There's nothing like a good laugh to to wash those worries away and I most certainly laughed!

The Vodafone Comedy Festival takes place over 4 days in the beautiful surrounds of the Iveagh Gardens, just off Harcourt Street. You could walk up and down that street and never know the park lies behind those beautiful Georgian buildings.

Anyway, we were here for comedy, not architecture, and some of the finest comedic talent from Ireland and around the world was on display over the 4 days.  As I mentioned, I only wen on Sunday, but I still got to see some amazing performers and came home smiling!

It's a great festival, a little expensive if you wanted to catch all the acts, but then, quality does cost that little bit more.

Check out the photos below:

Jarlath Regan

Kemah Bob

London Hughes

Fahim Anwar

Deirdre O'Kane

David O'Doherty

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