The guys behind HistoryPics have made a career of building popular feeds, selling them to marketers
Also these kids seem to have a real asshole attitude towards the photographers they pirate.
"The majority of the images are public domain haha," he responded.
So I said, great, let's look through the last five together. And not all of them were in the public domain. So, I said, "How do you think about the use of these images?"
"Photographers are welcome to file a complaint with Twitter, as long as they provide proof. Twitter contacts me and I'd be happy to remove it," he said. "I'm sure the majority of photographers would be glad to have their work seen by the massives."
I pressed him on this point. Shouldn't the onus be on him and Cameron to get those rights from the photographers they assume would be grateful?
"It would not be practical," he said. "The majority of the photographers are deceased. Or hard to find who took the images."
Then he said, "Look at Buzzfeed. Their business model is more or less using copyright images."