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Another Copyright Violation: This Time My Photo  
User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Posted (8 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4745 times:

I have tried to contact this guy for months...He will not answer an e-mail...
http://cityflights.tripod.com/
Not too nice Sad
Mark Garfinkel
p.s This guy is using my photo to help his bu$$iness

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User currently offlineJavibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4731 times:

Quoting Tappan (Thread starter):
I have tried to contact this guy for months...He will not answer an e-mail

Which e-mail did you write to, Mark?

j



"Be prepared to engage in constructive debate". Are YOU prepared?
User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2745 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4705 times:

Hey Mark:

The Tripod websites are owned by the Lycos Network which are owned and produced by Lycos, Inc.

Here's some info from their Terms and Conditions for anybody using their services. I'd suggest you contact the Lycos people and notify them that you work is being stolen and used on their hosted websites and that you want it removed. I especially like that the IDIOT who is stealing your work has his own copyright message directly below your image, which still has the A.net copyright bar on it.

While you might not get payment, at least you have a reasonable chance of having the usage stopped.

Failing that, at the bottom is the name and address of Lycos's General Counsil (lawyers) and perhaps a strongly worded request to them might engender some action on the part of Lycos.

Good Luck
Steve

Here is what is says on the Lycos Terms and Conditions about copyright infringement.
====================================================
CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you believe that your work has been copied in any way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the Lycos copyright agent with a notification containing the following information:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, and the URL and other information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
Your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Lycos's agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement is


Jeremy Abraham
Lycos, Inc.
100 Fifth Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
Telephone: (781) 370-2700
Fax: (781) 370-2990
Email address: copyright@lycos-inc.com

It is the policy of Lycos, in appropriate circumstances, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who engage in repeated copyright infringement.

General Counsel
Lycos, Inc.
100 5th Ave
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451


User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4508 times:

Thank You photopilot and javibi!!!!
Mark


User currently offlineTommy Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 912 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

Mark,

Your photo links directly to: CITY-FLIGHTS.COM
Same URL as the big headline on the page.

That site seems highly related to the copyright violator.
On http://cityflights.tripod.com/ you see a lot of Copyright FJH, right under your photo too.

Owner of the CITY-FLIGHTS.COM domain is: owner-organization: FJH

So, I guess you will have better success of pursuing that guy and see what he says. Here are the details:

DOMAIN: CITY-FLIGHTS.COM
owner-contact: P-FAH27
owner-organization: FJH
owner-fname: Frederic
owner-lname: Haan
owner-street: Auf Den Siechen 7a
owner-city: Kassel
owner-zip: 34132
owner-country: DE
owner-phone: +49.34625818755
owner-email: 7-7@gmx.net


Good luck Mark.


Tommy Mogren



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User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4334 times:

Thanks to the very nice and knowledgable a.netters like Tommy M, Javibi and Photopilot, the guy has taken the photo off and replaced it with an ugly photo  Smile
This guy is cheap. I offered him a very reasonable price to keep it up there....
Oh well.
Good wins over evil  Smile
Mark


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