Fiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1012 posts, RR: 15 Posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3952 times:
I just got this email this morning from apparently the pilot and owner of this Hawker. He did not leave his name, but he is not happy that there is a photo of him and his plane on the internet for sale without his permission. I know this has been discussed before. Something about being public property, free domain, etc. The shot WAS taken from Tulsa Airport Authority property, the designated observation lot. Am I still in the clear and can tell him to piss off? Nicely of course!
Here is the email:
Not sure who I need to talk to here...but your e-mail came up first....
I am very suprised to find pictures of my airplanes with me flying them for sale on the internet....!!!
How is this legal?
I am not very happy to have this going on with out my knowledge and consent.
INNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3946 times:
You could tell him that there's no problem with your photo being online here, even if it is his aircraft, but you could also tell him that you will pull it from the site if you get the chance to fly with him once in his little Hawker...
Oh, and why not just cancel the "buy a print" option?
Mygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3912 times:
I'm having hallucinations!
What a crap!
Send him an email telling to fly only at night and to avoid any reflections to paint the a/c in black.
When I've opened the photo I was expecting to see his face in front of the window... but where is the pilot??
You take photos of airplanes flying in the air and this is a public property. It was not parked in a private place..
Flo, for my first time I disagree with you ( Amazing )...
BrianW999 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 312 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3805 times:
N74ND does not show on the US register as checked with landings.com so tracing the owner is difficult, but the livery looks very reminiscent of that of Flight Options Leasing. the "pilot" claims that it is "his" aeroplane. Unless he's the CEO or business owner its not really any of his business, is it ?
Some people will go to amazing lengths to make a buck or two !
Tell him that the picture was taken in the public domain and that you hold the image copyright. If he doesn't like the image being sold ask if he would care to purchase the copyright for a suitable one off fee. I'm sure you could think of one !
Fiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1012 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3694 times:
I did respond and tell him I was in the right being in a public area, etc, etc...suprisingly, no reply! Anyway...yeah, It was registered to Tulsair Beechcraft when I uploaded, looks as if the reg. has changed. Anyway, thanks guys, what an oaf.