Public Apology – Holding Hands Up Time
I’ve had a sightly distraught email from Michelle over at American Inventor Spot saying that we published a copyrighted image of theirs and worse still removed the copyright notice. This came to me as something of a shock and worse still, turned out to be true.
I’ve had a long chat with our writer of the post in question and it turns out he made an honest (albeit bloody stupid) mistake thinking that by crediting the source with a link he could remove the copyright from the image (though I’m not sure what is dumber, doctoring the image or believing the glasses were real in the first place :)).
Dan did offer to quit writing for CG because of this mistake, an offer I’ve not accepted. I’m a firm believer in learning from mistakes (though ideally other peoples) and Dan is a very valuable member of the cool team we have going here.
At the end of the day the buck stops with me, so apologies again to American Inventor Spot, you have a great site there that I’m sure we’ll be linking to and quoting from you (properly) in the future. I’d also like to apologise to any other blogs that picked up on the story from us and used our doctored image (the ones I’ve found so far are Gizmodo and SciFi Tech).