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A man threatened to sue a magazine for using his picture to show a generic hipster. But it wasn’t him.

A man threatened to sue a magazine for using his picture to show a generic hipster. But it wasn’t him.

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Before threatening a lawsuit over the use of your image you should probably check to make sure the picture is actually of you — especially if you’re a hipster.

MIT Technology Review recently covered a study that looked into the “hipster effect.” According to the site’s editor-in-chief Gideon Lichfield, they immediately received an email after publishing their piece from an angry man claiming to be the article’s pictured “hipster.”

A few days ago we ran a piece in @techreview about some research purporting to explain the “hipster effect”—the fact that nonconformists often end up nonconforming in the same way. We used a stock Getty photo of a hipster-ish-looking man. https://t.co/8LB6qLSmgS

— Gideon Lichfield (@glichfield) March 6, 2019 Read more…

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