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User currently offlineXiphias From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 75 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3680 times:


Today I was notified by someone thet one of my pictures was being used by the largest national newspaper, both online and as hardcopy. This without my permission, they never asked.

The image in question:

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Photo © Michael W. Rosa

It's both used in the public and members only version which is an online version of the hardcopy. Also I found out that it's used in the printed version. Nowhere airliners or me are credited.

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If you click on the thumbnail you get a larger version and you can still see the airliners.net bar on it although it's unreadable.

What can I do about this? And does airliners take any actions in these cases, especialy since their copiright notice is still on there.

I could use a nice EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM.



[Edited 2005-02-17 19:52:47]

Xiph"i*as, n. [L., a swordfish, a sword-shaped comet, fr. Gr. xifi`as, fr. xi`fos a sword.]
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User currently offlineJavibi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

You might want to read this:


Good luck!!!



[Edited 2005-02-17 20:53:38]

[Edited 2005-02-17 20:54:17]

User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineAlberto Riva From United States of America, joined May 2002, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

WHOA! So it's not only some loser in a basement that steals pictures from us here. When you see a large, respected paper like De Telegraaf doing it....

All I can say is get in touch with the Dutch association of photojournalists -- there has to be one -- and ask them what the going rate would be for that photo, considering it's also in the print edition. Then double or triple that rate as a compensation for the damage you have incurred; and threaten them with a lawsuit. Never hurts. If in doubt, ask the association what they would do; I'm sure they've had to deal with cases like this one before.

But you've got to really, really come down hard on those idiots. I make my living as a freelance journalist and copyright violations make my blood boil.

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