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  1. #1
    Ext User(Rob) Guest

    'We're being screwed': photographers and designers vent over 'stolen'images,


    Its worth reading the article and viewing some of the images.


    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/tec...118-2cx6x.html

    .................................................. ........................


    'We're being screwed': photographers and designers vent over 'stolen' images

    Karena Colquhoun found her firm’s logo being used on a billboard to
    promote an exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum.

    Karena Colquhoun found her firm's logo being used on a billboard to
    promote an exhibition.

    How's this for frustrating: you're an Australian graphic designer and
    you find your work used without permission on a billboard to advertise
    an art exhibition in China.

    This is what happened to graphic designer Karena Colquhoun – and she's
    not alone in feeling robbed.

    A story last week about the duping of a Newcastle artist's photo,
    without permission, onto thousands of T-shirts to be sold at menswear
    giant Lowes, prompted emails from dozens of angry artists with similar
    stories.
    Sheila Smart had a UK police department steal her image for a brochure
    on bicycle theft.

    Sheila Smart found a UK police department steal her image for a brochure
    on bicycle theft.

    They reported having their images stolen from the internet without their
    permission and placed, sometimes with small modifications, on T-shirts,
    websites, cigarette cases, stickers, phone covers, posters promoting
    nightclubs, CD album covers and even hardcover books.
    Advertisement

    But fighting copyright infringements was fraught with difficulty, they
    said: offenders often pleaded ignorance, refused to compensate them and
    wouldn't pull the infringing content.

    They said those that were contrite offered very little compensation –
    unless sued.
    Peter Coulson of Victoria has also found one of his photographs in use
    on a T-shirt sold by Nena & Pasadena.

    Peter Coulson found one of his photographs in use on a T-shirt sold by
    Nena & Pasadena.

    Karena Colquhoun, who runs Magic Jelly, an Adelaide design company, last
    year found its logo being used in an adapted form on a billboard to
    promote an exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum.

    "It's both bizarre and very upsetting to see your work taken without
    permission, so that you not only are not compensated, but lose your
    right to consent and control the quality and context of your work," she
    said.

    Colquhoun discovered the plagiarism using Google's "Search by Image" and
    TinEye's "Reverse Image Search".
    "Complete and utter disbelief" ... photographer Naomi Frost.

    Photographer Naomi Frost had a photo of hers used on shirts sold at
    Lowes. Photo: Dean Osland

    "Every so often I'll randomly search my images, and I always find people
    using them without permission," Colquhoun said.

    Sheila Smart, a professional Sydney photographer, was among the few who
    said they had successfully litigated against offenders.

    A UK police department that used a snapshot of hers in a brochure about
    crime settled for a "fairly large sum" – about ten times more than what
    a legitimate licensing would have cost.
    Sheila Smart found one of her images on the front cover of a Romanian
    book title.

    Sheila Smart found one of her images on the front cover of a Turkish
    book title.

    She has also settled several cases in the US and Canada (with 10 still
    pending). One involved a company that settled with her US lawyer without
    any negotiation when she found a popular image of hers on their Facebook
    page. It cost them $8500.

    In Europe, she has negotiated a $1700 payment from Romanian publishers
    that used one of her images on the front of a book.

    Smart said she didn't pursue Australian offenders as often because laws
    here meant she was only entitled to what she would have received had
    they licensed the image legitimately – unless she could prove "wilful use".
    Norman Pelaez's friends found pictures of his wedding on Sydney busses
    last year being used to advertise a photographer's business who did not
    have anything to do with the images.

    Norman Pelaez's friends found pictures of his wedding on buses
    advertising a photographer's business.

    However, in one instance, a state government tourism website that used
    her images settled for a "nice sum".

    Others have not been so fortunate. Adam Jackson of Tuggerah on the
    Central Coast in NSW said he had a photo of a car taken without
    permission from his website and put on T-shirts sold at Kmart, with the
    car's number plate still visible.

    The owner of the car was "extremely upset" about this, and when Jackson
    contacted the Victorian business who sold the T-shirt to Kmart, he said
    they told him that because his website was free to access, they could do
    what they wanted with his photograph.
    Adam Jackson of Tuggerah in NSW had a photo of a car taken without
    permission from his website about two years ago and put on T-shirts sold
    at Kmart.

    Adam Jackson had a photo of a car taken from his website without
    permission and put on a T-shirt.

    "Since I did not have the money to take this further, nothing has come
    of it yet," Jackson said.

    He added that Kmart were of no help either and said it was "not their
    problem and simply shrugged me off".

    Barbara Read, who lives in British Columbia, Canada, said she regularly
    tracked the unauthorised use of her photos and found them "all over the
    place".
    Harmony Nicholas of Adelaide has been fighting to stop businesses
    stealing her photos and putting them on T-shirts.

    Harmony Nicholas is fighting to stop businesses stealing her model's
    photos and putting them on T-shirts.

    She warned other photographers that low-resolution images, watermarks
    and copyright notices did nothing to stop people from using her images.
    "Folks better expect to lose control of [their photographs] if they post
    them online," she said.

    "There are sophisticated software programs available to upsize small
    images with excellent results and most copyright notices are easily
    cloned or cropped out."

    Harmony Nicholas of Adelaide has been fighting to stop businesses
    stealing her photos and putting them on T-shirts. She's had no luck
    getting compensation and had little success trying to stop those who
    stole from her.
    A photograph Barbara Read of British Columbia, Canada too which was
    taken by Romanian book publisher Editura Herald and used on a book’s cover.

    Barbara Read caught a Romanian book publisher using a picture of hers on
    a book cover.

    "We're being screwed left, right and centre purely because we just have
    our images out there," she said.

    Nicholas first found out about her photos being stolen from a friend who
    in 2010 was on holiday in Brisbane. "She was walking past one of the
    shops and snapped on her phone a picture of a singlet that was in a
    window that [had on it my photograph] of model Sabina Kelley colouring
    in her tattoos with textas," Nicholas said.

    Since then Nicholas has discovered about six of her photos on T-shirts
    and is now reluctant to publish her work online, especially as she
    lacked the money to pursue legal action.
    Photographer Sheila Smart.

    Photographer Sheila Smart.

    Peter Coulson of Victoria said he had also found one of his photographs
    in use on a T-shirt sold by Nena & Pasadena, and others on a giant
    screen behind American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, when they performed
    during their worldwide concerts.

    When he contacted Nena & Pasadena in 2011 about the infringing photo
    they used, he said they offered him $200 to continue to use it on their
    T-shirts. He refused the offer and requested the company destroy all
    infringing stock, and they complied.

    In a statement provided to Melbourne's Herald Sun in 2011, management
    for Nena and Pasadena blamed a rogue designer for the mix-up. The
    company said the design, called "The Night'', would never make it into
    shops.

    Mötley Crüe's infringement was still under investigation, Coulson said.

    Other examples of copyright infringement included:

    * A Sydney wedding photographer who used another photographer's wedding
    photos to advertise their services after finding them online. (After a
    letter and phone call requesting the removal of all of the images, the
    photographer complied.)

    * A couple who dressed up for a costume party and posted the photo on
    Flickr, then found themselves in a local club's advertising material.

    * Book publishers using photos without permission – even using them as
    cover images.

    Read more:
    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/tec...#ixzz2IsoYhXih



  2. #2
    Ext User(John A.) Guest

    Re: 'We're being screwed': photographers and designers vent over 'stolen' images,

    On Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:26:53 +1100, Rob <mesaminenewsgroup@google.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >Its worth reading the article and viewing some of the images.
    >
    >
    >http://www.smh.com.au/technology/tec...118-2cx6x.html
    >
    >................................................. ........................
    >
    >
    >'We're being screwed': photographers and designers vent over 'stolen' images
    >
    >Karena Colquhoun found her firm’s logo being used on a billboard to
    >promote an exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum.
    >
    >Karena Colquhoun found her firm's logo being used on a billboard to
    >promote an exhibition.
    >
    >How's this for frustrating: you're an Australian graphic designer and
    >you find your work used without permission on a billboard to advertise
    >an art exhibition in China.
    >
    >This is what happened to graphic designer Karena Colquhoun – and she's
    >not alone in feeling robbed.
    >
    >A story last week about the duping of a Newcastle artist's photo,
    >without permission, onto thousands of T-shirts to be sold at menswear
    >giant Lowes, prompted emails from dozens of angry artists with similar
    >stories.
    >Sheila Smart had a UK police department steal her image for a brochure
    >on bicycle theft.
    >
    >Sheila Smart found a UK police department steal her image for a brochure
    >on bicycle theft.
    >
    >They reported having their images stolen from the internet without their
    >permission and placed, sometimes with small modifications, on T-shirts,
    >websites, cigarette cases, stickers, phone covers, posters promoting
    >nightclubs, CD album covers and even hardcover books.
    >Advertisement
    >
    >But fighting copyright infringements was fraught with difficulty, they
    >said: offenders often pleaded ignorance, refused to compensate them and
    >wouldn't pull the infringing content.
    >
    >They said those that were contrite offered very little compensation –
    >unless sued.
    >Peter Coulson of Victoria has also found one of his photographs in use
    >on a T-shirt sold by Nena & Pasadena.
    >
    >Peter Coulson found one of his photographs in use on a T-shirt sold by
    >Nena & Pasadena.
    >
    >Karena Colquhoun, who runs Magic Jelly, an Adelaide design company, last
    >year found its logo being used in an adapted form on a billboard to
    >promote an exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum.
    >
    >"It's both bizarre and very upsetting to see your work taken without
    >permission, so that you not only are not compensated, but lose your
    >right to consent and control the quality and context of your work," she
    >said.
    >
    >Colquhoun discovered the plagiarism using Google's "Search by Image" and
    >TinEye's "Reverse Image Search".
    >"Complete and utter disbelief" ... photographer Naomi Frost.
    >
    >Photographer Naomi Frost had a photo of hers used on shirts sold at
    >Lowes. Photo: Dean Osland
    >
    >"Every so often I'll randomly search my images, and I always find people
    >using them without permission," Colquhoun said.
    >
    >Sheila Smart, a professional Sydney photographer, was among the few who
    >said they had successfully litigated against offenders.
    >
    >A UK police department that used a snapshot of hers in a brochure about
    >crime settled for a "fairly large sum" – about ten times more than what
    >a legitimate licensing would have cost.
    >Sheila Smart found one of her images on the front cover of a Romanian
    >book title.
    >
    >Sheila Smart found one of her images on the front cover of a Turkish
    >book title.
    >
    >She has also settled several cases in the US and Canada (with 10 still
    >pending). One involved a company that settled with her US lawyer without
    >any negotiation when she found a popular image of hers on their Facebook
    >page. It cost them $8500.
    >
    >In Europe, she has negotiated a $1700 payment from Romanian publishers
    >that used one of her images on the front of a book.
    >
    >Smart said she didn't pursue Australian offenders as often because laws
    >here meant she was only entitled to what she would have received had
    >they licensed the image legitimately – unless she could prove "wilful use".
    >Norman Pelaez's friends found pictures of his wedding on Sydney busses
    >last year being used to advertise a photographer's business who did not
    >have anything to do with the images.
    >
    >Norman Pelaez's friends found pictures of his wedding on buses
    >advertising a photographer's business.
    >
    >However, in one instance, a state government tourism website that used
    >her images settled for a "nice sum".
    >
    >Others have not been so fortunate. Adam Jackson of Tuggerah on the
    >Central Coast in NSW said he had a photo of a car taken without
    >permission from his website and put on T-shirts sold at Kmart, with the
    >car's number plate still visible.
    >
    >The owner of the car was "extremely upset" about this, and when Jackson
    >contacted the Victorian business who sold the T-shirt to Kmart, he said
    >they told him that because his website was free to access, they could do
    >what they wanted with his photograph.
    >Adam Jackson of Tuggerah in NSW had a photo of a car taken without
    >permission from his website about two years ago and put on T-shirts sold
    >at Kmart.
    >
    >Adam Jackson had a photo of a car taken from his website without
    >permission and put on a T-shirt.
    >
    >"Since I did not have the money to take this further, nothing has come
    >of it yet," Jackson said.
    >
    >He added that Kmart were of no help either and said it was "not their
    >problem and simply shrugged me off".
    >
    >Barbara Read, who lives in British Columbia, Canada, said she regularly
    >tracked the unauthorised use of her photos and found them "all over the
    >place".
    >Harmony Nicholas of Adelaide has been fighting to stop businesses
    >stealing her photos and putting them on T-shirts.
    >
    >Harmony Nicholas is fighting to stop businesses stealing her model's
    >photos and putting them on T-shirts.
    >
    >She warned other photographers that low-resolution images, watermarks
    >and copyright notices did nothing to stop people from using her images.
    >"Folks better expect to lose control of [their photographs] if they post
    >them online," she said.
    >
    >"There are sophisticated software programs available to upsize small
    >images with excellent results and most copyright notices are easily
    >cloned or cropped out."
    >
    >Harmony Nicholas of Adelaide has been fighting to stop businesses
    >stealing her photos and putting them on T-shirts. She's had no luck
    >getting compensation and had little success trying to stop those who
    >stole from her.
    >A photograph Barbara Read of British Columbia, Canada too which was
    >taken by Romanian book publisher Editura Herald and used on a book’s cover.
    >
    >Barbara Read caught a Romanian book publisher using a picture of hers on
    >a book cover.
    >
    >"We're being screwed left, right and centre purely because we just have
    >our images out there," she said.
    >
    >Nicholas first found out about her photos being stolen from a friend who
    >in 2010 was on holiday in Brisbane. "She was walking past one of the
    >shops and snapped on her phone a picture of a singlet that was in a
    >window that [had on it my photograph] of model Sabina Kelley colouring
    >in her tattoos with textas," Nicholas said.
    >
    >Since then Nicholas has discovered about six of her photos on T-shirts
    >and is now reluctant to publish her work online, especially as she
    >lacked the money to pursue legal action.
    >Photographer Sheila Smart.
    >
    >Photographer Sheila Smart.
    >
    >Peter Coulson of Victoria said he had also found one of his photographs
    >in use on a T-shirt sold by Nena & Pasadena, and others on a giant
    >screen behind American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, when they performed
    >during their worldwide concerts.
    >
    >When he contacted Nena & Pasadena in 2011 about the infringing photo
    >they used, he said they offered him $200 to continue to use it on their
    >T-shirts. He refused the offer and requested the company destroy all
    >infringing stock, and they complied.
    >
    >In a statement provided to Melbourne's Herald Sun in 2011, management
    >for Nena and Pasadena blamed a rogue designer for the mix-up. The
    >company said the design, called "The Night'', would never make it into
    >shops.
    >
    >Mötley Crüe's infringement was still under investigation, Coulson said.
    >
    >Other examples of copyright infringement included:
    >
    >* A Sydney wedding photographer who used another photographer's wedding
    >photos to advertise their services after finding them online. (After a
    >letter and phone call requesting the removal of all of the images, the
    >photographer complied.)
    >
    >* A couple who dressed up for a costume party and posted the photo on
    >Flickr, then found themselves in a local club's advertising material.
    >
    >* Book publishers using photos without permission – even using them as
    >cover images.
    >
    >Read more:
    >http://www.smh.com.au/technology/tec...#ixzz2IsoYhXih
    >


    Much of the problem boils down to two things:

    1. Ignorance: too many people equating easy access with free use.
    One solution, if partial, is the obvious one of greater public
    education efforts.
    (Note, though, that ignorance is, in a way, a valid excuse IF it's a
    case of an "apparent agent" - a 3rd party claiming to own the work
    granting or selling the right to use it. In such case it is held to be
    that 3rd party who stole it, not the user, so no penalty or payment to
    the artist is required, though I can see stopping further use.)

    2. The law not being enforced because the little guy lacks the
    resources to do so.
    I'm thinking there needs to be some sort of public resource for
    pursuing these cases, such as empowering law enforcement to
    investigate them as crimes akin to fraud of a corresponding magnitude.

  3. #3
    Ext User(GMAN) Guest

    Re: 'We're being screwed': photographers and designers vent over 'stolen' images,

    In article <r6m4g897rifb04cto9r5n0veu2ofedogq4@4ax.com>, John A. <john@nowhere.invalid> wrote:
    >On Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:26:53 +1100, Rob <mesaminenewsgroup@google.com>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>Its worth reading the article and viewing some of the images.
    >>
    >>
    >>http://www.smh.com.au/technology/tec...wed-photograph

    >ers-and-designers-vent-over-stolen-images-20130118-2cx6x.html
    >>
    >>................................................ .........................
    >>
    >>
    >>'We're being screwed': photographers and designers vent over 'stolen' images
    >>
    >>Karena Colquhoun found her firm’s logo being used on a billboard to
    >>promote an exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum.
    >>
    >>Karena Colquhoun found her firm's logo being used on a billboard to
    >>promote an exhibition.
    >>
    >>How's this for frustrating: you're an Australian graphic designer and
    >>you find your work used without permission on a billboard to advertise
    >>an art exhibition in China.
    >>
    >>This is what happened to graphic designer Karena Colquhoun – and she's
    >>not alone in feeling robbed.
    >>
    >>A story last week about the duping of a Newcastle artist's photo,
    >>without permission, onto thousands of T-shirts to be sold at menswear
    >>giant Lowes, prompted emails from dozens of angry artists with similar
    >>stories.
    >>Sheila Smart had a UK police department steal her image for a brochure
    >>on bicycle theft.
    >>
    >>Sheila Smart found a UK police department steal her image for a brochure
    >>on bicycle theft.
    >>
    >>They reported having their images stolen from the internet without their
    >>permission and placed, sometimes with small modifications, on T-shirts,
    >>websites, cigarette cases, stickers, phone covers, posters promoting
    >>nightclubs, CD album covers and even hardcover books.
    >>Advertisement
    >>
    >>But fighting copyright infringements was fraught with difficulty, they
    >>said: offenders often pleaded ignorance, refused to compensate them and
    >>wouldn't pull the infringing content.
    >>
    >>They said those that were contrite offered very little compensation –
    >>unless sued.
    >>Peter Coulson of Victoria has also found one of his photographs in use
    >>on a T-shirt sold by Nena & Pasadena.
    >>
    >>Peter Coulson found one of his photographs in use on a T-shirt sold by
    >>Nena & Pasadena.
    >>
    >>Karena Colquhoun, who runs Magic Jelly, an Adelaide design company, last
    >>year found its logo being used in an adapted form on a billboard to
    >>promote an exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum.
    >>
    >>"It's both bizarre and very upsetting to see your work taken without
    >>permission, so that you not only are not compensated, but lose your
    >>right to consent and control the quality and context of your work," she
    >>said.
    >>
    >>Colquhoun discovered the plagiarism using Google's "Search by Image" and
    >>TinEye's "Reverse Image Search".
    >>"Complete and utter disbelief" ... photographer Naomi Frost.
    >>
    >>Photographer Naomi Frost had a photo of hers used on shirts sold at
    >>Lowes. Photo: Dean Osland
    >>
    >>"Every so often I'll randomly search my images, and I always find people
    >>using them without permission," Colquhoun said.
    >>
    >>Sheila Smart, a professional Sydney photographer, was among the few who
    >>said they had successfully litigated against offenders.
    >>
    >>A UK police department that used a snapshot of hers in a brochure about
    >>crime settled for a "fairly large sum" – about ten times more than what
    >>a legitimate licensing would have cost.
    >>Sheila Smart found one of her images on the front cover of a Romanian
    >>book title.
    >>
    >>Sheila Smart found one of her images on the front cover of a Turkish
    >>book title.
    >>
    >>She has also settled several cases in the US and Canada (with 10 still
    >>pending). One involved a company that settled with her US lawyer without
    >>any negotiation when she found a popular image of hers on their Facebook
    >>page. It cost them $8500.
    >>
    >>In Europe, she has negotiated a $1700 payment from Romanian publishers
    >>that used one of her images on the front of a book.
    >>
    >>Smart said she didn't pursue Australian offenders as often because laws
    >>here meant she was only entitled to what she would have received had
    >>they licensed the image legitimately – unless she could prove "wilful use".
    >>Norman Pelaez's friends found pictures of his wedding on Sydney busses
    >>last year being used to advertise a photographer's business who did not
    >>have anything to do with the images.
    >>
    >>Norman Pelaez's friends found pictures of his wedding on buses
    >>advertising a photographer's business.
    >>
    >>However, in one instance, a state government tourism website that used
    >>her images settled for a "nice sum".
    >>
    >>Others have not been so fortunate. Adam Jackson of Tuggerah on the
    >>Central Coast in NSW said he had a photo of a car taken without
    >>permission from his website and put on T-shirts sold at Kmart, with the
    >>car's number plate still visible.
    >>
    >>The owner of the car was "extremely upset" about this, and when Jackson
    >>contacted the Victorian business who sold the T-shirt to Kmart, he said
    >>they told him that because his website was free to access, they could do
    >>what they wanted with his photograph.
    >>Adam Jackson of Tuggerah in NSW had a photo of a car taken without
    >>permission from his website about two years ago and put on T-shirts sold
    >>at Kmart.
    >>
    >>Adam Jackson had a photo of a car taken from his website without
    >>permission and put on a T-shirt.
    >>
    >>"Since I did not have the money to take this further, nothing has come
    >>of it yet," Jackson said.
    >>
    >>He added that Kmart were of no help either and said it was "not their
    >>problem and simply shrugged me off".
    >>
    >>Barbara Read, who lives in British Columbia, Canada, said she regularly
    >>tracked the unauthorised use of her photos and found them "all over the
    >>place".
    >>Harmony Nicholas of Adelaide has been fighting to stop businesses
    >>stealing her photos and putting them on T-shirts.
    >>
    >>Harmony Nicholas is fighting to stop businesses stealing her model's
    >>photos and putting them on T-shirts.
    >>
    >>She warned other photographers that low-resolution images, watermarks
    >>and copyright notices did nothing to stop people from using her images.
    >>"Folks better expect to lose control of [their photographs] if they post
    >>them online," she said.
    >>
    >>"There are sophisticated software programs available to upsize small
    >>images with excellent results and most copyright notices are easily
    >>cloned or cropped out."
    >>
    >>Harmony Nicholas of Adelaide has been fighting to stop businesses
    >>stealing her photos and putting them on T-shirts. She's had no luck
    >>getting compensation and had little success trying to stop those who
    >>stole from her.
    >>A photograph Barbara Read of British Columbia, Canada too which was
    >>taken by Romanian book publisher Editura Herald and used on a book’s cover.
    >>
    >>Barbara Read caught a Romanian book publisher using a picture of hers on
    >>a book cover.
    >>
    >>"We're being screwed left, right and centre purely because we just have
    >>our images out there," she said.
    >>
    >>Nicholas first found out about her photos being stolen from a friend who
    >>in 2010 was on holiday in Brisbane. "She was walking past one of the
    >>shops and snapped on her phone a picture of a singlet that was in a
    >>window that [had on it my photograph] of model Sabina Kelley colouring
    >>in her tattoos with textas," Nicholas said.
    >>
    >>Since then Nicholas has discovered about six of her photos on T-shirts
    >>and is now reluctant to publish her work online, especially as she
    >>lacked the money to pursue legal action.
    >>Photographer Sheila Smart.
    >>
    >>Photographer Sheila Smart.
    >>
    >>Peter Coulson of Victoria said he had also found one of his photographs
    >>in use on a T-shirt sold by Nena & Pasadena, and others on a giant
    >>screen behind American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, when they performed
    >>during their worldwide concerts.
    >>
    >>When he contacted Nena & Pasadena in 2011 about the infringing photo
    >>they used, he said they offered him $200 to continue to use it on their
    >>T-shirts. He refused the offer and requested the company destroy all
    >>infringing stock, and they complied.
    >>
    >>In a statement provided to Melbourne's Herald Sun in 2011, management
    >>for Nena and Pasadena blamed a rogue designer for the mix-up. The
    >>company said the design, called "The Night'', would never make it into
    >>shops.
    >>
    >>Mötley Crüe's infringement was still under investigation, Coulson said.
    >>
    >>Other examples of copyright infringement included:
    >>
    >>* A Sydney wedding photographer who used another photographer's wedding
    >>photos to advertise their services after finding them online. (After a
    >>letter and phone call requesting the removal of all of the images, the
    >>photographer complied.)
    >>
    >>* A couple who dressed up for a costume party and posted the photo on
    >>Flickr, then found themselves in a local club's advertising material.
    >>
    >>* Book publishers using photos without permission – even using them as
    >>cover images.
    >>
    >>Read more:
    >>http://www.smh.com.au/technology/tec...wed-photograph

    >ers-and-designers-vent-over-stolen-images-20130118-2cx6x.html#ixzz2IsoYhXih
    >>

    >
    >Much of the problem boils down to two things:
    >
    >1. Ignorance: too many people equating easy access with free use.
    > One solution, if partial, is the obvious one of greater public
    >education efforts.
    >(Note, though, that ignorance is, in a way, a valid excuse IF it's a
    >case of an "apparent agent" - a 3rd party claiming to own the work
    >granting or selling the right to use it. In such case it is held to be
    >that 3rd party who stole it, not the user, so no penalty or payment to
    >the artist is required, though I can see stopping further use.)
    >
    >2. The law not being enforced because the little guy lacks the
    >resources to do so.
    > I'm thinking there needs to be some sort of public resource for
    >pursuing these cases, such as empowering law enforcement to
    >investigate them as crimes akin to fraud of a corresponding magnitude.



    I just caught Harley Davidson using one of my images.

  4. #4
    Ext User(PeterN) Guest

    Re: 'We're being screwed': photographers and designers vent over'stolen' images,

    On 1/25/2013 4:49 PM, GMAN wrote:

    <snip>

    >
    > I just caught Harley Davidson using one of my images.
    >


    Go get 'em.

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    PeterN

  5. #5
    Ext User(Noons) Guest

    Re: 'We're being screwed': photographers and designers vent over'stolen' images,

    PeterN wrote,on my timestamp of 26/01/2013 11:51 AM:
    > On 1/25/2013 4:49 PM, GMAN wrote:
    >
    > <snip>
    >
    >>
    >> I just caught Harley Davidson using one of my images.
    >>

    >
    > Go get 'em.
    >



    Thanks for snipping, I was just about to start yelling...

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