Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5557 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8779 times:
Though if you must feel like you need to take immediate action, then do so. I say a little warning is more than enough, as they're just making signatures, not selling anything. Let's not get paranoid here.
Xpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 645 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8759 times:
I agree with the wanting to be asked before used part...but payment for these sigs is a little awkward at the least. For those of you that don't know, VATSIM and the likes make no money at all.
I understand the frustration, but I think this is the first time I'm going to have to agree with a little "simmer down" the excitement here and just give fair warning...nothing extremely harsh, but gets the point across.
To all of you, I do respect you all...just throwing in my $0.02.
AA173HEAVY From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8715 times:
I wouldn't push the issue all up in the airlines faces if I were you guys. See, here's the thing, If Southwest,or AA, or COA find out people are making money off of copyright claims on photos of their planes,their paint scheme design,(which, by the way, they have THE copyright on), then they may play the big "hey you can't do that!" card. Just the same if you were to sell photos of a famous rock band that you took with your equipment at a concert. How long do you think it would be before their lawyers contacted you. The whole fact that some people sell their photos off the site has worried me anyway. If the major airlines wanted to, they could either demand royalties from all sales of photos of their planes, or, worse yet, demand all photos of their equipment pulled from any sight that they don't control. Trust me, I know. As others have said, they are non profit orgs anyway. The original poster even said "giving out" with regard to the sigs.
Take this with a big ol' grain of salt guys, it's just my two cents and I think you all are outstanding photographers and I don't want to see our hobby reduced to turnip squeezing.
I'd like to bring to your attention that United is a big player in the flight sim community, and I'm sure has approved this sig/has no issues with it, as they are also a big player in this particular online community. Just to prove this fact, part of their REAL site (a subdomain) is for FS inparticular!
Infact, they offer incentives (like free flights in real world) to outstanding "virtual" pilots.
INNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3783 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8603 times:
Quoting AA173HEAVY (Reply 17): If the major airlines wanted to, they could either demand royalties from all sales of photos of their planes, or, worse yet, demand all photos of their equipment pulled from any sight that they don't control.
They can not actually! If I do take photos from a public place I do own the copyright, no matter if it's their aircraft sporting their titles! Many more shooters here will tell you so!
Airlines do not own the copyright of photos any photographer took while standing somewhere in approach snapping away!