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”.
[tags]contest, copyright violation[/tags]