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User currently offlineAnder From Spain, joined Jan 2005, 367 posts, RR: 21
Posted (9 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 5776 times:

Hi everyone,
I've never used eBay so I am completely unaware of what is being bought and sold there.
But fellow photog Markus Herzig (whom I hereby want to thank) wrote me an email warning me of unauthorized usage of one of my photos.

http://cgi.ebay.com/2005-PILATUS-PC-...categoryZ45600QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Any ideas on how to proceed if I should at all or how I could contact the guy? After all, the bid is for AU10$.
Thanks,

Ander


Born to tri.
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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5748 times:

Oh man, looks like someone has made a complete work of art out of it too! That sucks!
Spencer.



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User currently offlineMarkJBeckwith From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 156 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5742 times:

I would contact the seller first, and ask for... (what ever you feel the usage is worth).

If you get no satisfaction that way, contact EBay and tell them about the unauthorised use of the image, the auction will be pulled within minutes.

Just because the bidding is at $10 now, doesn't mean it won't go much higer later. Besides, it's the principle too, right?

HTH;

Mark.



One day, I might be good at this...
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 5727 times:

That is ridiculous! I would contact that person and tell them to cease the sale of that Immediately. People have some balls! Steal someone's picture and then make something to be sold? Very nice.  mad 

User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 5679 times:

Maybe the seller did not make the cover. It says 'in excellent condition' not something you would normally say if you made it yourself, looks more like he has owned it and now wants to sell it. If he indeed did buy it from someone maybe you should get hold of a copy, or buy that one then look on the back for some form of copyright mark, maker's stamp or something to see who printed it originally then chase up that person/company.

But then again if the seller did do it, rip him a new ars... Um, yeah


User currently offlinePepef From Finland, joined Oct 2002, 440 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 5663 times:

Make sure you have the highest bid. This way you'll get it for free. The guy won't have much to complain about.

Actually, it looks as he's just selling a first day cover envelope, so he propably hasn't got a clue the photo on it is "stolen".

-Pepef-

[Edited 2005-10-23 22:08:17]

User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5544 times:

Quoting Pepef (Reply 5):
Make sure you have the highest bid. This way you'll get it for free.

things have changed since I last won something on eBay!  eyepopping 


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5516 times:

I think I'd get in touch with Alpha who do the first day covers. Here's another one...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/2005-DEHAVILL...dZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting





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Photo © George Canciani



The tail plane's at the same angle and there bits of the edited tree left under the port wing.



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User currently offlineAnder From Spain, joined Jan 2005, 367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5509 times:

Thanks everyone,
The item in question has been removed from sale.
Now, I'll try to contact Alpha as they are the ones printing
the photos without permission.
Thanks for your inputs,

Ander



Born to tri.
User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5506 times:

Oops, wrong one... should be this one


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Photo © Colin Zuppicich



Alpha don't seem to have an obvious web presence so good luck with the search Anders.



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2850 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5424 times:

btw in the edited part the tires are flat which proves they cut the ground out


No info
User currently offlineBigFish From United States of America, joined May 2005, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5394 times:

Um, not to mention a NON SPINNING PROP!!! : Big grin Last I checked, no airplane glides for very long at that attitude over the beautiful ice capped glaciers.

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