Unfortunately, it looks like I’m in the minority. A recent BuzzFeed article titled “18 everyday products you’ve been using wrong” netted more than 4 million views. It also landed the site in some hot water with one photographer who wasn’t happy the site used his photo.
Dan Catt published a piece on Slate that accused the site of using one of his copyrighted photos without his permission.
It’s a great read and he brings up a bunch of valid points.
There’s a larger conversation about fair use and Creative Commons for BuzzFeed and sites like it that use photos from the Internet to create entertaining articles.