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A Blatant Copyright Infringement - What To Do?  
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5594 times:

Hello fellow photographers,

I know I haven't posted here in over 2 years, but at this point I need your help. I was browsing wikipedia and found that this image has been stolen from me.


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Here is the URL for the article and image in question http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_777 and here is the photo again http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Boeing_777_Cockpit.jpg

So what should I do? And is there any possibility of getting any money from the offenders?

Any help is appreciated.

Alex.


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2069 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5587 times:
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Hi Alex,

contact the guys from wikipedia concerning copyright issues here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikiped...ntact_us/Article_problem/Copyright and ask them to have the photo removed.
I wouldn't count on any money.

Regards,

Thierry



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User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5587 times:
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Quoting An-225 (Thread starter):
So what should I do?

Get wikipedia to remove it.

Quoting An-225 (Thread starter):
And is there any possibility of getting any money from the offenders?

I doubt it

Tim



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User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2730 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5574 times:

Well, doing some research back to Flickr where the images are originally posted, and then the profile of Billypalooza, the poster, and then back to his profile... and a bit more digging yields this info to the person who posted the image to Wikipedia as his own.

Bill Alldredge
2518 Owl Creek Rd
Thermopolis, WY 82443-9141
(307) 867-2518

Where you go from here..... up to you.


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5574 times:

I'd complain to Flickr as well.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/billypalooza/149533605/

Click the Copyright/IP Policy at the bottom of the page.



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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5560 times:

Truth is, that's all a pain in the ....

I've found seven ( !!! ) usages two days ago with photos of mine, by seven different websites, and three of them were some kind of asian language which of course I could not even display, the others were stupid blogs and two were solid infringement. Got in touch with one so far, but still......it's a pain.

I just don't bother with all the foreign stuff, too much energy wasted as they'll simply not get back anyways. Might aswell not put anything on the internet.

Cheers
Florian



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User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5523 times:

I kind of agree with Florian, its so easy to copy images, its happened to me too, to go after everyone that loves and copies you photos, take it as a complement. But if they are selling and trying to make money, then nail their a$$ to the wall,

Grant



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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3190 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5412 times:

Once nice thing about Wikipedia is that because anyone can edit, it's pretty easy to get copyright violations removed. You don't have to go through the Wikimedia Foundation to do it; there are processes in place to get it done. I've just listed the photo to have it removed.

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days ago) and read 5265 times:

Hello again,

The situation was resolved in a peaceful and respectful manner. Thank you very much for all your help and support.

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineTexasHilljack From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5209 times:

I am learning or trying to get aviation photos here. When you post a photo on the web there is always the real possibility of it getting hijacked Many of my female boxing pictures from AUSAboxing have found their way to assorted groups.

I suggest when you post a photo on the web to have a pro active few on things and there are some yahoo groups I throw hot links up to tell the guys to save the photos do not repost and that has cut my photo theft rate down.

It all goes down to how much effort you want to put fourth in dealing with copyright issues international copyrights are hard to enforce and the whole 9 yards.

Welcome to web photography!


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