Photopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2602 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5445 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.
2518 Owl Creek Rd
Thermopolis, WY 82443-9141
INNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5431 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.
Gmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5394 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,
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3169 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5283 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.
TexasHilljack From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5080 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.