Copyright Violations in Future Pro Photo Competition

Sadly, in the world of arts, and most of all in photography, copyright rules are often broken. The most recent and shocking example happened at the Microsofts 2007 Future Pro Photo Competition. This big contest was won by a Chinese professional shooter named Lai Yuning.
After the winning picture was nominated, the photographer was found guilty and disqualified. As a result, Paul D. Van Hoy II of Rochester has been named the new Grand Prize winner for his photo “Apocalyptic Summer”.

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By Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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