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Did Shock Steal War Photo For Cover?


As we reported last week, there’s plenty to be shocked about in Hachette’s Shock magazine, which debuts on newsstands this week. One shocker we didn’t see coming: Michael Yon‘s cover photo of an American soldier cradling a child appears to have been used without permission. From Yon’s Web site.

I first became aware of the infringement when stunned and angry readers contacted me under the mistaken belief that I allowed SHOCK magazine to use it on their cover. I did not, and never would have agreed to their usage. I regularly turn down usage requests for this photo — uses that could earn money — because this photo is sacred to me and is representative of the U.S. soldiers I have come to know. It is also representative of the horrors of the enemy we all face.

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