I am grateful to Robert Johns, the photographer whose pictures of Andrea Hill have been causing a stir, for his comment on my post. He writes:
The pictures were originally licensed to Suffolk County Council for their editorial PR use. They were never licensed to the Evening Star for stock use to be used at will for any story about Andrea Hill. Absolutely, the correct position is that if the Evening Star want to use that set of pictures to illustrate their stories then they have to pay for them. The Evening Star and other publications need to understand and respect copyright. It is the cornerstone of our profession and is necessary for our survival.
I leave other journalists to ponder this.