Bloghorn’s attention is drawn to an eye-opening story from the United States reported by our colleague cartoonist Mike Lynch.

In line with recent concerns about the business of cartooning it involves unlicensed use of an image in this case by the broadcaster MSNBC. The cartoonist Lian Amaris had one of her images used without permisson or licensing on the broadcaster’s Up with Chris Hayes show.

The broadcaster initially explained use of the image, in this video clip from the show (time stamp 39mins 40secs), as simply “shared on Facebook” and as a “grassroots thing”.

One of the features of the way the US cartoonists highlighted the error, led by Mike Lynch and Tom Tomorrow, was the use of real-time communication via Twitter. This involved direct contact with Chris Hayes the presenter of the show in question. We were pleased to help with this.

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