CLONMEL -- If you like an image you see on the internet and you download it for use in your own space, you could be misappropriating the image. That's the point made by several people discussing Joi Ito's use of an "iDebate" image. The image and its connotations are interesting enough on their own. The discussion they spark on digital rights management should be required reading for creative developers worldwide.
One elegant work-around involves marking images with Creative Commons licensing metadata. That's a concept taught in the Tipperary Institute Media Writing Course and one that all web developers should consider.
Joi Ito -- iDebate