The Atlantic :: It all started when I was looking at a photograph of an otter that was, BuzzFeed said, "disappointed that [I] never finished Infinite Jest." The merits of this otter's feelings aside (I got pretty far after all), the whole gallery of "extremely disappointed" animals caught my attention. Out of the 33 animal photos, only two of them had attributions. The rest seemed to emerge from some Internet froth only to be reassembled by Jack Shepherd into something that I have looked at least four times since it was posted two week ago.
It got me thinking: where were they getting all of these photos? And how were they using them without worrying about copyright? And Tumblr? Pinterest?
Continue to read here Alexis Madrigal, www.theatlantic.com