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This Is NOT His Photo!  
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Posted (12 years 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

I KNEW something didn't add up when I saw this photo.

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Photo © Axel Pipgras



Dawned on me that I saw it on this post a week or so ago....

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/683449/

And that the photo was taken from airbuses website!

http://www.airbus.com/img/magazine/media/hr_a3184.jpg

Nail him to the wall!

Best Regards,
Justin

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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3957 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

Good eye Justin!  Big thumbs up

This kind of B.S. really pisses me off! Pissed  Pissed

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

I like his name!!!!

Feel like changing mine to Wheel Seedtree or Differential Wheatfield

Axel Pipgras! Love it!


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

Yeah, that name was another hint....haha.

~Muffler Crabgrass


User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 782 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Is it possible he took the picture *for* Airbus? Or Airbus liked it and used it? After all it's not a stellar shot (no offense meant)… I mean if it were an official Airbus shot I’d expect it to be a little better (sorry Axel… if that’s you real name!)

Sunil



User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

Can't believe somebody would do that,

Cathay those are some weird looking aircraft. Were did you dig up those pictures?

-Dmitry


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

That crossed my mind, but I don't think the chances of the actual photographer posting it on here are very high. Now that I have said that, it is probably him, and I'll be flamed for weeks because of this post....  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3957 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 5 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Area '69' huh???? Well, I've been there quite a few times and it is one of my personal favourites! Laugh out loud  Big thumbs up

Nice ones Craig...LOL!!


Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineEDIpic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 5 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

It looks like a genuine upload to me by Axel....

Looking at the Airbus.com website, it does state in the conditions that when you submit a shot to the website:
Photos become the property of Airbus.

Interesting.... Has the photographer declined ownership once it has been accepted by Airbus.com?
(Check the small print on the airbus.com website about submitting shots to their site)
The a.net example was added on 28th of December.

Legal eagles: What is the position on copyright here?
Anyone?

Cheers

Gerry/EDI


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 5 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

I think he just copied and pasted it from airbus.com. It seems to me that he is really young, his spelling mistakes are bad....'famiely' and 'behinde', unless that's the German spelling of it....  Smile

User currently offlineLuftaom From Australia, joined May 1999, 427 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

The german for family is die Familie and behind is hinter - so it isnt the german spelling!

User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

Just because his English is poor, doesn't necessarily mean it's not his photo...

User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

Yeah I also noticed that pic as I saw it on a discussion in General Aviation. I just thought that maybe Airliners.net made a mistake and double posted it or something.

User currently offlineCarmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

I don't know about American law, but I do know a fair bit about Singaporean copyright law, which is based entirely on British and Canadian copyright laws. S.30(2) states that the author or creator of a Literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work is the owner of the copyright, unless the work has been comissioned, s.30(5), it's an employee's work, s.30(6) or it's the work of a journalist employee. s.30(4)

In this case, there're two possibilities, first of all is that Airbus had commisioned Axel to take the picture for use on their website. If that's the case, copyright of the picture will belong to Airbus as spelled out by s.30(5) of the Act. However, the copyright will not belong to Airbus anymore if Airbus had not used the picture as had been agreed to in the contract. For example if the photographer and Airbus had agreed to use the photo in a magazine, Airbus cannot use it on their website. If Airbus does, the copyright ownership reverts back to the photographer.

The second possibility is that Axel had indeed taken the photo and Airbus had used it and posted it on their website. In this situation, NORMALLY, Axel will remain the copyright ownership of the photograph, since Airbus had not comissioned him to take the picture.

However, since EDlpic said that the Airbus website makes all photos posted on their website Airbus's property, Axel will lose ownership of that copyright. It is a leagally binding contract, and would be quite difficult to get out of it.

I hoped that cleared things up a bit. So it really depends on Axel now to see what he has to say.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

Under Dutch law, any work made while under employ falls to the employer no matter how it is used.
German law and Dutch law are closely related on many points.

So IF this kid worked for Airbus, the photo would not belong to him. The only place it could realistically have been taken is a place only employees have access to so he cannot realistically claim he came back in his spare time and took the shot from outside the office.
He would have used company facilities (parking, ramp) and equipment (camera, lens) to make it, which would mean the shot falls to the company anyway.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineEDIpic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

Noted last two comments, Thanks:

Airbus may or may not have comissioned him to take the picture, but state that any submitted to them become property of airbus. Therefore, can a photograpaher submit suqsequently to airliners.net under his own name?
I don't think so.

Also, if an existing a.net photo is purchased or offered to airbus or anyone else, then the aquiring party becomes the owner. Can airbus.com or any other similar company/person request the photo to be deleted from airliners.net since ownership has changed?

I can't remember exactly to quote a specific example at this time, but wasn't there a photo noted from within the a.net database that was deleted (I don't know who requested the deletion, it just disappeared) after it was published in a UK aviation magazine (ie: sold)

Haven't companies/individuals who have aquired the copyright by purchase or contracual agreement got the right to request deletion due to change of ownership?
I think they do have that right.

Although, I presume it's for the aquiring party to search and pursue, not for the seller to relinquish.

I am bearing in mind that copyright appears to have national varyations of interpretatiion, this is an international situation (WWW).

Just some thoughts, since I'm not sure myself now...
Any 'regulars' here who sell consistently care to comment too.

Cheers

Gerry/EDI


User currently offlineFUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Hi everybody,

this photo was taken in front of the paintshop at XFW. Nobody has got access to that area unless he works for Airbus Industrie.
To me it seems to be exact the same picture like on the Airbus website. Airbus always takes pictures of new aircraft/new airlines when they emerge from the paintshop, so if he really works for Airbus and has legally taken this picture, why doesn't he upload pics of every interesting aircraft?
He only uploads the one that is published on Airbus official website.

This guy is very suspicious to me!


Kind regards,

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy FUAirliner
Frank Unterspann



Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

Regarding the sale of photos, it depends on whether the photographer sells the COPYRIGHT to the photo, or merely a licence to use the photo. The latter is usually the norm, but if the copyright is sold or transferred to someone else, it is up to that person/entity to decide how the photo may then be used. So if Airbus own the copyight to the photo in question (which we don't know), whether it was originally taken for them or sold/transferred to them at a later time, that photo could not normally be published elsewhere, even by the photographer himself, without the agreement of Airbus, and certainly not under any circumstances with a strapline asserting the photographer's copyright.

Bear in mind that the appearance of this photo on the Airbus website does not necessarily mean that the copyright is owned by Airbus, regardless of any terms and conditions the company may apply to images SUBMITTED to its site. Unless you know the mechanics of who took the photo, under what conditions, and how it came to be published on the Airbus site (for example, if it was submitted by the photographer, or if he was approached by Airbus), you cannot make any statement regarding the ownership of the picture.


User currently offlineSouthflite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

The same Axel Pipgras has a posting on this webpage - any German speakers out there care to translate for us?

http://www.diplomarbeiten-online.com/links_pages/Ingenieur/Sonstiges/

berechnung der Druckverteilung innerhalb und außerhalb eines Triebwerkseinlaufs
Name: Axel Pipgras
Uni/FH: fh
Abgabedatum: tt/mm/jjjj
Beschreibung: Es soll mit Hilfe des Programms PanAir, das von der Nasa entwickelt wurde gezeigt werden, ob eine Druckverteilungsrechnung an der Kontur eines Einlaufdiffusors eines Strahltriebwerks mit diesem Programm zu vernünftigen Ergebnissen kommt.
(Added: 24-Oct-2001 Hits: 0)


User currently offlineCarmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

Important point that Da_Fwog brought up. Was the copyright sold to Airbus, or did he just give a licence to use the picture. That's a question.

Airbus may or may not have comissioned him to take the picture, but state that any submitted to them become property of airbus. Therefore, can a photograpaher submit suqsequently to airliners.net under his own name?
I don't think so.


That's correct. If the copyright is owned by Airbus, he cannot post the picture on a.net and claim it to be his own, even if he had taken the photo.

Also, if an existing a.net photo is purchased or offered to airbus or anyone else, then the aquiring party becomes the owner. Can airbus.com or any other similar company/person request the photo to be deleted from airliners.net since ownership has changed?

That's not so correct. The acquiring party does not become the owner of copyright in a work. The photographer, unless he is an employee, a journalist employee, or has been comissioned to do the picture, remains the owner of the copyright. That's unless he's sold the copyright or transfered his copyright to the new owner. I think you'll be able to find more on this topic in s.194 of the Copyright Act.


User currently offlineAviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

Hi Andrew!

technical stuff about pressure compensation etc.
not pretty important for us.

Regards from snowy FRA,
Ivica


User currently offlineFUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

Hi everybody,

as the picture in question was taken in front of the paintshop at XFW which is an area only Airbus employees can access, Airbus must have granted permission to him to take this photo.
Additionally, as I previously stated Airbus always takes its own photographs of a new aircraft/new airline before anyone else is able to do so because they need them for their press releases and customers. This job is either done by their own staff photographers or by professionals if their own staff is not available. This picture is definitely shot just after the aircraft has emerged from the paint shop.
I am sure Airbus knows about copyright rules, so we can assume they own the copyright of pictures in their press releases.
To conclude, in my opinion there are four possibilities:
  • Axel Pipgras has taken the picture for Airbus (unlikely considering his job - see further down)
  • Axel Pipgras is an Airbus employee and took the picture beside the official photographer (possible)
  • Axel Pipgras has purchased the copyright from Airbus (very unlikely)
  • Axel Pipgras has used the picture from www.airbus.com


Regarding his postings at
http://www.diplomarbeiten-online.com/links_pages/Ingenieur/Sonstiges/:
It is a summary of his diploma work submitted in October 2001. The topic is "Calculation of the allotment of pressure inside and outside an engine entrance" (I hope I used the right words to make it understandable - very difficult words), so it is related with aviation and he might have somehow access to the Airbus plant at Hamburg-Finkenwerder. He studied at Hamburg.


Kind regards,

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy FUAirliner
Frank Unterspann



Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
User currently offlineEDIpic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

The full size shot has been deleted from the db.

Hmm..

Gerry/EDI


User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

I checked out that guy's post and indeed he seems to know alot about engines, doesnt really sound like a dumb kid to me... the topic he is replying to is something like "calculating the pressure distribution inside and outside of an engine intake" and from his reply he seems to be pretty damn intelligent.

I'm beginning to think we might have judged a little too fast.


CHRIS


User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

....Hmmmm..next time you see something like that, contact the photographer via the airliners.net link and ask the photographer how they managed to get the shot...etc, etc,,,take notes...  Big grin

Since the photo has been removed from the database, I tried to connect via the photographers page and couldn't find any reference to his name,,,unless I missed it...

SJC Alien


User currently offlineScreener4 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

For your information, Axel has contacted us to ask for this photo to be removed from the database, as the copyright does indeed belong to Airbus.

S4


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