Vir380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 621 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2445 times:
Hi , have waited before i posted this .... they have used at least 2 of my images without my permission !
I have mailed them in the mean time ... which i guessed would be a waste of time as the email on the site is dead ...
so i emailed the webmaster and the offices in London ... and am still waiting for a response ( mailed them again today with warning )
if i get no joy by this time tomorrow ill phone them direct in London and Sofia ... i dont care if they come up with the " were a seperate office" *BS* they work for the airline therefore have contacts to pass the problem onto
Im not letting this one go , there are far to many of these people who think they can get owt for nowt !
ZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2270 times:
First of all: I'm all on the photographers' side here, so please don't get me wrong.
But I wonder if you can actually force an airline to stop using photos of their own airliners on their own website. Or if you can, could not the airline, on the other hand, force you to stop offering them commercially on a site like this without their permission?
Don't get me wrong, I don't want to imply anything here, and I would definitely appreciate if the photographers would be properly compensated for their good work. I just wonder about the legal background. Does the photographer really own the copyright of his photo, even if it shows objects that are again themselves copyrighted (like airline liveries etc.)?
Lennymuir From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 434 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2235 times:
To ZakHH.. The copyright belongs to the photographer.
It's been discussed many times and the position is crystal clear.
To Tony: I recall it was a commercial director that was hawking for easy photographs a couple of years ago. Free flights was an 'option' but only on his terms. I was not in a position to chose my 'out' and 'return' dates on their nice 154's, so nothing happened.
If I still had his old e-mail addy, I'd pass it on to you, but I've had a PC
crash since, so i've lost it.