I guess they can pack it in over at BuzzFeeᴅ, because this has pretty much fulfilled their mission.
I'm frankly surprised there's not actually a Bʟᴀᴄᴋ BuzzFeeᴅ already. But there probably will be by the end of the day.
The great menace in headlines in 2011 was that either every headline was "11 Ways to X" or that it was "Y Happens to Z [SLIDESHOW]." You know, whatever our pals at Business Insider and Huffington Post's Celebrity Sideboob's page were doing. Well, guess what, we all got used to it, and now it barely registers as tacky or grabby, except when it's over the top. Sure: promise me 11 things, I will at least read three of them. Fair's fair.
The menace before that was the "How" headline, which is so hard to avoid. "How X Became Y." "How Apple Something Something'd." "How Your Mom Became Your Dad." That [...]
Meet The Photographer Who Wants $3.6 Million From BuzzFeeᴅ But Who Won't Restore Your Faith In Humanity
Spoiler: he won't get it. (Maybe he'll get a little settlement?) Above: a screenshot of the post in which BuzzFeeᴅ included a ("a"!) copyrighted photograph.
But you just can't stop top BuzzFeeᴅer Matt Stopera! He'll do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. He's an artist and a machine.
Litigant and photographer Kai Eiselein lives near the Washington-Idaho border—great part of the world! His top wedding package rate is $3,000. He has some very nice bird photos.
The photographer is… representing himself. (Oh well!)
I still maintain that whatever lawyer told BuzzFeeᴅ honcho Jonah Peretti that "assembling a photo into a list of other photos" is "transformative use" got [...]