Perhaps the NSA has finally met its match: copyright infringement. You may have seen the logo that the NSA is using for the PRISM program (shown here upside down for a reason that will become clear shortly):
Well, it turns out that the prism image that they used is being used without permission
. The photo was actually taken by Adam Hart-Davis
, a well-known BBC presenter. You can see the original below:
Photo by Adam Hart-Davis/DHD Multimedia Gallery
As Adam's son, Damon, notes in the link above, the image is free for use via his gallery
under some simple terms
, including acknowledging the author. Damon jokingly suggests asking the NSA for a small donation, though he worries about any undue attention from the folks at the NSA.
Of course, in a country where copyright laws trump all, perhaps Damon could sue for infringement and seek discovery to find out all the documentation on PRISM.