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HEY, that's the guy I worked with in Ballard! I won't disclose his occupation, but it was pretty darn blue collar! Overalls, a need for Lava soap at the end of the day. Horray for Roy Gee(i don't know) Biv!

Posted by Garrett | June 8, 2007 2:00 PM

Tel Aviv's gay life sucks. All the good parties are in J'lem.

Posted by Gitai | June 8, 2007 2:03 PM

I love that guy! So color coordinated.

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | June 8, 2007 2:04 PM

you spelled Israel wrong.

just sayin...

Posted by thecandyqueen | June 8, 2007 2:05 PM

He's gay?

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 8, 2007 2:06 PM

I have no idea. Since my gaydar was always faulty anyway, I turned it off years ago. Don't think we ever spoke, worked in two separate parts of the factory.

Posted by Garrett | June 8, 2007 2:11 PM

No, he's Purple Mark. I had another image but my browser fried out and I lost it.

I just thought what the hey ...

Isreel, Irael, Isssssreale, it's all Hebrew to me, and I can't write backwards.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 8, 2007 2:36 PM

How'd the Palestinian Territories Gay Pride Parade turn out?

Posted by Fnarf | June 8, 2007 3:00 PM

Good question.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 8, 2007 3:17 PM

Wanna go ahead and properly credit that creative-commons licensed photo and link back to it's flickr page please? :)

Posted by tamara | June 8, 2007 3:28 PM

think i ripped it off a yahoo feed from an AP page. didn't see the flickr page you mentioned.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 8, 2007 5:06 PM

oh, wait, you mean the pic of Purple Mark?

Don't know where I got that ... he's a friend, we do brunch all the time.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 8, 2007 5:10 PM

Purple Mark is a nice guy, and I'm sure brunch is lovely. However, that has nothing to do with the use of the photo here. I don't care where you snagged it from, you have a responsibility to track down the copyright before posting it.

You do not have permission from the photographer to use this photo in this way. I know, because I am the photographer.

Luckily for you, it's not a full copyright, but licensed under a generous Creative Commons license. I take thousands of photos for FREE USE by anyone who wants to use them for any noncommercial purpose, as long as the photographer is credited and a link back to the source is provided. In addition to the rules of the license, I am very flexible and easy to work with when people ASK PERMISSON to use things for commercial purposes. In these cases however, I generally don't allow photos of people or the work of artists without the permission of those people or artists.

See this link for the full text of the license on this photo:

I know you're just a guest, so I asked nicely first. Do me the favor of playing by the rules, or I will ask SLOG to remove the photo.

I repeat: properly credit the photo, and this will suffice as the link back to the source: which ALSO links to the CC license, clear as day. Please give other photographers the same courtesy in the future - because while this one instance isn't really that big a deal, in the information age intellectual property and data exchange is very important.

Posted by welcome to intellectual property 101 | June 9, 2007 3:24 PM

yeah, whatever.

you still owe him a full-color print. since he doesn't do computers, it's the least you could do,

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 10, 2007 12:29 AM

Hey you were just asked nicely to properly attribute. How about asking your advertisers if they are OK about being associated with copyright theft?

Posted by lilburne | June 10, 2007 12:12 PM

Oy, Will in Seattle -- It seems like all the photographer asked of you was to credit the pic. Not too hard, I'd think. Instead of claiming why didn't you get off your lazy-ass high horse and take your own damned photo? Or if you didn't feel like it, then at least respect the wishes of the person who's photo you are borrowing and show some common courtesy.

Posted by Josh | June 10, 2007 12:28 PM

Yeah, don't admit a mistake, just erase the offence and pretend it didn't happen. Smooth.

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