Falling bear photo

Student Wins Copyright Skirmish Over Falling Bear Photo

Last week a black bear was wandering around the Colorado University campus and ended up in a small tree. A student called 911 and they came and darted the bear, padded his fall from the tree with a foam pad, and took him away. A student captured the bear in mid-fall and the image made its way into the school newspaper which sold the image which then went viral.

It’s an interesting situation and commenter Bob Cooley has the most fair minded commentary about it (in comment thread).

Then there’s Taras Dzedzey’s link to a Russian site with Photoshopped variants that made me laugh pretty hard.

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