Queen 樂隊的結他手 Brian May 近日在 Instagram 轉貼了一張他在 11 月 13 日於荷蘭進行音樂會時的照片,但由於未有註明照片來源,遭到該照片的攝影師 Barbara Kremer 檢舉,令他的 Instagram 帳號被停用,花了 45 分鐘才能重新啟用。

就是這一張:
(現時 Barbara Kremer 已刪除照片或設為私人帳號,但曾有其他網民轉貼這張照片並標籤 Brian May。)

Brian May 認為,Barbara Kremer 拍攝他的音樂會照片,利用他的形象來賺錢,卻不准許他轉貼該照片,加上未曾私下提醒他加上照片來源便直接檢舉,是冒犯和極度不禮貌的行為,對此大感生氣,形容這是一個「瘋狂的世界」。他又表示,自己平時轉貼由樂迷拍攝的照片時,都會寫上拍攝者名字,但這次只是一時不小心。

從 Brian May 的其他 Instagram 照片可見,平時都會寫明照片來源:

Brian May 更揚言,如果日後在 Queen 的音樂會見到 Barbara Kremer,一定會把他趕走。

有人留言支持 Brian May,認為 Barbara Kremer 可先善意提醒他加上照片來源;亦有不少攝影師認為 Brian May 不明白知識產權對他們的重要性。

一個叫做 @duggan_photography_studio 的用戶(估計是認識當事人的)留言,表示 Barbara Kremer 曾盡力聯絡 Brian May 不果,而且在事後收到不少威脅訊息,並認為 Brian May 作為公眾人物,不應如此公審一個網民。

你又有甚麼看法呢?

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Well this is what I woke up to. How RUDE ! I’m usually very careful to credit anyone whose photos I post – but in this case, at the end of the day, I must have forgotten. So, rather than write to me and say 「dear Brian- you seem to have forgotten to credit me on this picture」, this person – Barbara Kremer is her name – reported me to Instagram and they not only took the picture down but disabled my whole account until I’d dealt with the issue – which took about 45 minutes of my time that I could not afford because the link refused to work on my phone. What an incredibly unfriendly act from you, Barbara ! You not only took my picture and are evidently exploiting my image, and making money off me without so much as a 『by your leave』 – but you actually stop me using a picture of myself ! What a crazy world we live in these days. All I can say is that if you feel you were 『violated』, I feel pretty violated myself. To the point where If I ever discover that you are at one of our concerts in future, look out, because, logically, I will be tempted to have you thrown out. Well, Good Morning !!! Bri

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