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Fabien Depasse
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Tech enthousiast and amateur photographer
Tech enthousiast and amateur photographer

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"Edges" has just been released. Enjoy it on http://www.fabiendepasse.com/edges
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Those of you who know me know that I’m very generous with my photography.  I license 99% of my images Creative Commons noncommercial and am happy for anyone to use my images under the terms of that fairly liberal license.  It is a very specific license however.

I do make a fair amount of money licensing my images commercially and my general feeling is that if a for profit company wants to use an image, I’m happy to license it if they want to pay a fair licensing fee.

A few years back I was disgusted by an article that Valleywag wrote.  I had first hand knowledge of facts reported in the article and felt that Valleywag had purposely twisted a story in a dishonest way.

At that time I contacted +Nick Denton and asked him to remove any images of mine that had been published on Valleywag previously and asked that none of my images be used on his site in the future.  Valleywag complied and removed my images that they'd previously used.

Valleywag is part of Gawker, a commercial enterprise and as such is not entitled to use my images without my permission in violation of my license.  It’s also a publication I’d rather my work not be associated with.

So I was disappointed tonight to see that Valleywag had written an article that I felt was disparaging towards +Kevin Rose and that they used a photograph of mine without authorization, payment or approval.

What’s just as bad is that when notified about this infringement Kevin Montgomery the author of the piece seemed to suggest that because my photo is licensed Creative Commons Non-Commercial that he was within his rights to use it.  Since when did the Gawker Media Empire become a non commercial entity?

I want Kevin Rose to know that they did not have approval to use that photo and I’ve asked Kevin Montgomery to remove the image.

In the spirit of this whole ice bucket thing, I’d also ask Valleywag to make a $2,000 donation to cover the copyright infringement of this image to the ALS Association in lieu of a licensing fee to me on the image.

Also maybe someone from the Gawker Media legal department can school Kevin Montgomery on how photo licensing works.
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Great photo by +Will Burrard-Lucas 
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Very exciting to see a major TV celebrity embrace new technologies to change the game. Jamie Oliver and his team are doing a full day of live broadcast on Youtube for his Food Revolution Day. Amazing !
Happy Food Revolution Day!

Wherever you are in the world you can watch all the action from our London Street party Live on Food Tube from Midday GMT. There will also be an hangout with Jamie at 7pm. 
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Great advices from Neil Gaiman !


‎- "What would be the fun in making something you knew was going to work ?"

- "The harder you work, and the more wisely you work, the luckier you will get."

- "If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would !"

- "Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes [...]; break rules, leave the world more interesting for you being here."
Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012
If you're a creative or want to be a creative this is a must watch.
https://vimeo.com/42372767 h/t to +G Dan Mitchell +John Paul Caponigro +William Neill
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Great to see such brilliant landscape photographer in Belgium and France. Too much people (including me) think that you need to go far to find an interesting picture. It's not the case. Look at the places you drive by everyday !
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From the lion's hamlet in Waterloo, Belgium
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Golden Zebras

This picture was taken in a small private reserve near Etosha. A big herd of zebras was running towards the setting sun, causing an amazing amount of dust to fly in the air. Then for a split second, those three zebras stopped and turned around to watch us. It reminds me, more than any other pictures, of the great time I spent in Africa.

This is a submission for #africantuesday , curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Johan Swanepoel +African Tuesday
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Proud that my lion picture "Here Comes The King" (http://500px.com/photo/7178903) has been selected by 500px.com for its "Where the Wild Things Are" gallery ! #500px #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #lion
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My first exhibit took place in an old barn in Boignée, Belgium. We spent the week-end there with a couple of friends, having fun and showing our work.
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First (amateur) photo exhibit next week-end ! Come to see my African memories @ Boignée, Belgium. All infos in the link below (in french). +Serge Boucher and +Rolando Guerrieri will be there as well !
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