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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3153 posts, RR: 51
Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3758 times:
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All day long yesterday I had the only photo of the exact Bashkirian TU154 that was involved in the tragic midair here at a.net.
I thought a.net was so well-known that I would get many requests for usage.
Then my conflict would have been if it's OK to sell the photo and make money from the tragedy of others. But to my surprise I didn't get any request...
What would you have done, selling it actively, giving it for free?

Konstantin


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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3672 times:

Why not sell it and donate the money to someone who needs it? Would have been a nice gesture I think.

Staffan



User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

I have often considered that scenario myself and have had the same reaction but just think, what about all those press photographers who take very distressing images yet sell them to news agencies and make a packet full money out of it.
Well imagine what that photographer You also have to think........"well its an aeroplane, nothing wrong with selling a pic of an aeroplane". So its a picture of the downed Tupolev but there's nothing exactly morally worng about it. Eventually its entirely up to. Just do what you think is acceptable.

Cheers,
Martin


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

Donate the money....no comment there (yes I'm a greedy bastard).

Just wait around, someone may buy it (considering it was the only one in the DB, don't give it for free).


User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

If it was me, im with these guys ... i would forward the money to a kids charity, you'd be the better person at the end of the day...
EGFF



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

I see no problem selling photos of a crashed aircraft. What would you do if it crashed after the sale???

Photos of the crash itself may be something different, but if not you someone else WILL sell them.
If you feel bad about it, indeed donate the money (minus your cost, possibly) to a worthy charity.



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User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3636 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

I have a whole roll of photos of an ambulance helicopter that crashed two weeks ago in Greece but I cannot sell them or upload them 1) for moral reasons 2)My father actually took the photos because he is the president of the committee that does the investigation of the accident. Oh well...

User currently offlineGonzago From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Funny how you mention that crash in Greece. Just today someone was printing up photos of the crash in my office. I work for Pratt & Whitney Canada... and that's all I have to say.  Big grin

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

You would not upload them for moral reasons? What's so wrong about uploading a pic of such nature?


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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

There is nothing wrong with selling photos of a crash. But there are limitations. Common sense/decency would keep you from selling or distributing photos of victims (ie...bodies, parts of bodies etc...) If the motive is to inform then selling the photos is fine. If the intent is to shock I think those persons who want to shock others should be forced to watch an autopsy of one of their own family members.

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