I frequently see photos of public officials, celebrities or people who are in the news on media websites with a credit that looks something like this:
The irony is that the image is taken from John Brown's Facebook page.
Isn't that illegal, or am I missing something?
I understand that it's legal to display pictures of people who are in the public eye - as long as YOU take the picture, you get permission from the person (including John Brown) who did take the picture, or the picture is in the public domain.
So I guess my question can best be worded like this:
Is it legal for the media to take photos of a person in the public eye from that person's social media site and display it without permission?