Radio National / Brian McCarty

ISIS stole my photo

November 12, 2015

IMAGE: WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN A TERRORIST ORGANISATION UNRIGHTFULLY USES YOUR PHOTO? (ORIGINAL IMAGE BY BRIAN MCCARTY, WHICH WAS LATER PHOTOSHOPPED BY ISIS)

Thursday 12 November 2015 9:08AMĀ (view full episode)

The internet has made it easy for images posted online to be used without permission, especially through social media. But what if it was a terrorist organisation who’d used your images to promote its violent and extremist agenda?

Toy photographer Brian McCarty found one of his pictures had been co-opted and re-imagined by ISIS.

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