President of Chechnya posts stolen photo on Instagram

You might not know that the President of Chechnya is pretty active on Instagram (181,248 followers as of this writing). The posts are mostly from official meetings and his travels. Yesterday, a post featured a beautiful photo of sheep on a hillside in the Alps. The photo was actually taken by Herbert Schroer, who posted about the image theft on twitter and instagram. Ordinarily, addressing a copyright issue such as this would involve a pretty straightforward plan of action, but what do you do when the violator is the president of a far-off country?


4 Responses to “President of Chechnya posts stolen photo on Instagram”

  1. trent

    knowing Kadyrov’s reputation, probably better to let this one slide.

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