The Smithsonian Institution uses the brochure to advertise its IMAX Theaters:
There’s only one problem with that.
We’ve seen that dinosaur somewhere before…
… at the Creation Museum.
And Ken Ham is calling them out on it:
I’m sure the Smithsonian will be horrified when they find out where this photo was taken. (We just alerted officials there about its copyright violation.) Now, AiG/Creation Museum does own the copyright on this dinosaur of ours, and the Smithsonian or its ad agency obtained it from a commercial site that is not licensed to sell this photo. Now, we would be happy to give permission to the Smithsonian to use this photo if they request it, but I’m sure once the word is out that this photo is of a dinosaur at the Creation Museum — well, I wonder what they will do?… Now, we are prepared to offer the Smithsonian a license for free, though it would require our copyright notice near the dinosaurs. Regardless, we are not asking the Smithsonian to throw out all their brochures with our dinosaur on them.
You win this round, Ham…
Smithsonian people, I know it’s just a picture of a random dinosaur and you would never endorse Creationism garbage, but you’re getting the image from people who wrongly believe dinosaurs lived with people. Don’t take the bait. Don’t give the Creationists what they want, which is any sort of approval of their ideas from the secular world. Just change it.