When US Airways Flight 1549 was being pulled from the mighty Hudson, photographer Stephen Mallon was there to document and photograph it. He was there working with the crane company and alongside the NTSB.
So why would AIG ask Mr. Mallon to remove the pictures from his site? Well, because they insure US Airways.
Do they have the right to do this? I don't think so! No one died. There are no floating corpses or body parts. It was an amazing event. Plus, the photos are more art work than they are accusatory.
Like some other folks, I say fuck em. Until they provide a solid reason for the removal of the work, I say they have no right to what happens to the work.
See more at the Stellazine and at Stephens website.