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African Nation Swipes Photographer's Image?
This came in through email recently and I confess I am totally intrigued. Photographer Kelly Fajack says that a photo he took (no no not the one of the hot chick pulling you POV into bed) was used without his permission by the government of Burundi. Was it published in some random Burundi newspaper, say The Burundi National Ledger and Gazette? The Burundi Journal of Education? Nope. It looks as if it was used on the national currency, the 10,000 franc note, to be exact. If you take a look at both the image and the bill, it seems pretty damn clear that they are the same image...with the exception that on the bill the kid in the front seat doesn't wrench his mouth in a little sneer as he does in the photo. Fajack says that he was notified the image was taken from him by an American diplomat, and that he believes the image was taken from his Website. He's failed a lawsuit against Burundi for copyright infringement.