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Sky News are charging people 25p to supply them with images and videos of the floods for their news reports! Cheeky bastards!

Joe says:

yeh, and they retain full copyright on it no doubt...

21st Jul 2007, 21:35

Alfie says:

Well spotted James, and blogged.

21st Jul 2007, 21:40

OJ says:

Good grief. That's called having your cake and eating it.

21st Jul 2007, 22:05

Alfie says:

Isnt it just, really just an incredible cheek - Does anyone know when they started doing that? Since the BBC is considered the gatekeeper for this kind of thing, and they're certainly the most active, if this started *today* on sky it's almost certainly a sneak it under the radar thing...

btw, story dugg here if anyone fancies voting it up - Im not much of a believer of the Digg phenom. especially as it's such a North American centric thing, but this seems fairly interesting.

21st Jul 2007, 22:20

James says:

Thanks for the blogging and digging Alfie - it's pretty rude of them to do this, but obviously it's not putting some people off as there were loads of photos and video being broadcast yesterday.

Maybe it's the draw of having your photo 'on the telly' which some people see as the next best thing to being 'ON ' telly themselves that means people do this?

In Sky's defence, you can also email content in to them - and I don't think they've found a way of charging you to do that yet ;-)

22nd Jul 2007, 12:56

OJ says:

I don't quite follow Alfie. How are the beeb gatekeepers for sky? No doubt I've misunderstood you.

22nd Jul 2007, 14:56

Helen says:

The gatekeeper for citizen journalism? Rather than Sky?

22nd Jul 2007, 15:05

JokerXL says:

Grabbing gits!!

22nd Jul 2007, 19:24