Hole lotta crud: Chinese stock photo pusher tries to claim copyright on Event Horizon pic

www.theregister.co.uk | 4/12/2019 | Staff
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China's largest stock photo flinger has been forced to backtrack after it tried to put its own price tags on images of the first black hole and the Chinese flag.

Visual China Group reportedly tried to hawk out the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole and its shadow, which was the painstaking work of boffins running the Event Horizon Telescope.

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The website is reported to have tried to suck users into payment, describing the picture, on which it affixed its logo, as an "editorial image" and directed users to dial a customer rep to discuss commercial use.

According to Reuters, the firm said it had obtained a non-exclusive editing licence for the project for media use...
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