My aunt forwarded the Motion newsletter by Virgin Active to myself last week, with a cropped edited version of myself in a copy righted Rich Cruse photo from Xterra USA Finals at Lake Tahoe. I can only believe the photo, for South African media at least, was taken from my blog post in January, before a sloppy photoshop effort at eliminating branding off my race kit.
(A snippet of the newsletter)
I know very little on the legal rights for context such as this, and imagine first and foremost Rich Cruse has been crossed, thereafter Jeep Apparel and USN, and lastly, myself and peers who get knocked by such violation of images by degrading of advertising integrity by us as athletes.
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On a more positive media front, a great article in the South African Runners World March Edition, on the Totalsports Challenge:
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