Last fall, boom 99.7 posted an image of 24 Sussex Drive taken by renowned Ottawa photographer Paul Couvrette on its Facebook page. boom 99.7’s parent company, Corus Entertainment Inc., has a strict code of conduct regarding the use of images on social media, which we failed to follow when posting Mr. Couvrette’s image. The use of Mr. Couvrette’s image of 24 Sussex Drive was an oversight, and we urge any of our followers who shared this image to delete the image and associated post, and to avoid sharing it in any media whatsoever, as to do so would be at their own peril.
Posting copyrighted images without authorization on social media sites is against the law. All of Corus’s radio properties, including boom 99.7, take the rights of artists seriously, and we will in the future redouble our efforts to educate our employees regarding acceptable use of social media.
We apologize to Paul Couvrette Photography for the use of the image.