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User currently offlinekiffy From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 201 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3653 times:

I discovered that user AerospaceAirAviation, “ Z W” has been posting my photos and more than a hundred other pictures from airliners.net (maybe yours) as his own on FlightAware http://flightaware.com/user/AerospaceAirAviation

I contacted FlightAware.com about this but you may want to check it out and contact support@flightaware.com if your photo appears there. The person has cropped the airliners banner and watermark off of the images, manipulated the registrations, and misrepresented locations.

Here are the photos that I found:

The airliners.net banner has been cropped off of the following photographs. They are listed here in order of “most recent”:
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Briti...d=b48872efcc2e4bf0983272fa41580a83
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Avian...d=56aa59657c3721656684d66f79ee40ff
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Aerof...d=4a47a6720f762855ff16ba64340d28a7
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Star-...d=2f3837902c2c900d87eac3eadbdba78e
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Copa-...d=0d159218bb072848a9b2dfd9c7c5f78a
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Korea...d=15ecc13182afc5a73e3dd1b2cb4d4cdd
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Turki...d=d08cefe5cc7eeb6cf4b7fc5bae25088b
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-F...d=a181b405bd6a10c550d4beb9a549b86f
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ethio...d=9f72e4320948bd439c65d3de8a957c51
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Star-...d=ffe577280c0e6dd5e2730b3659236eef
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Qatar...d=afbff0212b4a295465a73a17989c2e0a
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Lufth...d=bed54946b9a9ed36cbc245bfeb22059e
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Emira...d=3c2f5317d5d9196704718ee59edfb1be
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ethio...d=3c2f5317d5d9196704718ee59edfb1be
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=96694c6f5e72de74e1e012594a82d03e
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...d=8df91bc27b578b1d02959b14a7db03dc
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=2f48f3b413f63f175e7f85916ab7cda5
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Horiz...d=01bf39e3bc2221530630d22faf0e4ae0
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...d=65dc8bf661ee2627a9e77bbd3aabb044
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=4382373ee72756f1eb628c3803c2b864
http://www.airliners.net/photo/SkyTe...d=434f2ab69e6ce7a92c88e0feec521cb1
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Emira...d=e611f055853b0cd2381f231b6e1900b4
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Asian...d=1fbc712de3490c9239b5d8f41090311f
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...d=c77bb749f4bcf524d26ad3ed10ae37f8
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=fc42ce7ff19bb45751df311f8550d43d
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Icela...d=92e637ea63c8d55c66ac450c06448c7b
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untit...d=31cf934b1c7250884a0804056e357702
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Emira...d=92562a45cb36acbdaac4cb17b54ac497
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-C...d=0e19499e30ffe259ce79a075da1de6b2
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Virgi...d=888f1b1c5f007980a50852e5e8cec9a1
http://www.airliners.net/photo/US-Ai...d=ee35e77549af38d58f7cfc9596558485
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=363b3aeaf75003086e900ffd931c5aeb
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=c208ac8e1d7ff1a198b54b8f1fd19a14
http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA--...d=1b17785d09749ae5fc6690b57ceeeee8
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=529f0e163def1ec8e7c9292570ea3db6
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=dc4ce62f6671e9efbefa8f2240fc6b38
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Horiz...d=828f29cce5506e4d66ee9ee2a9fa6468
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=e817a324e3f4f94ce142e3e84425cbdb
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Horiz...d=1e1ab4f67f5440b61dbe04808a8bea08
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=aed2518a8f8773ee6cf59c5fb02d91cc
http://www.airliners.net/photo/FedEx...d=50d24026123a9404d61973df2320c072
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...d=1fe469a0b8a790f70e53e28bccfb69a3
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=20f1c013ac907be5869f1eb6bfdc55a6
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=fe78c9b28cbb52b2df25b74e2707bfdf
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=745d348b97c27ac877be9ae305c40a7a
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=bced626b5925656e3b4218dea15b3db6
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=17ede96e899b96f87c87b16ed8d24ab2
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Horiz...d=2ece855253696abd15a055dee4a889ec
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...d=961c165e90fec9f0ef2e01a2e2a4e6a4
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Horiz...d=77058b062924ad5a6bc84fb8b66070d9
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=fdb2833a15740ffac2b8a22d68ff642d
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=7e38167c9c62d0dfd0506744943fad52
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...d=9d6bff0faf3efe3ace55839b8aab57dc
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=4d2742edcf8f5dc2704fd1f6ba76b6a7
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=ee18a28fa462bd701a7960847b44d8ac
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Horiz...d=8262b9acd581f3b25fa0365d5cea3076
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=a5424b07ecc514976c75890a988e5d1c
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=627ce6c00e017980c1718576ca0d616c
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Horiz...d=4c630dbaea19e3df9bcbb93c50ad14e4
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Horiz...d=58ace399b0391832e4fb9fb23a2bd85a
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Front...d=782793df8b71e7d1130f6f5024abf68d
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=c0f20bf5e2f8370be9570784c7542b39
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=b5898865c0619e52f5181cfe81f0ba12
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=7e5b06fd39195c1e8f93ad7cec55efe8
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=82ea5d0f9ccc4d6a4c3efbedbc1d2fc9
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=6e8e9c3c3591f8bc7b8140a66c7fcf03
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Horiz...d=7bd87b3ccabb75928f34f2bc38bd9bbb
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=1e447076fce35ebe3ccbb41e528d2f66
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Front...d=60d2c998378156d8574b7b12691b20ce
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=260f1b7927d56cb81103ebf3c30d57d1
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Front...d=bc371ca61dc8df1fd78aeba046ef9de3
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...d=88e8378307332d6923b52e7a079a9c58
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=9bd8a00d2aae7fee4e35080e41ab54c8
http://www.airliners.net/photo/FedEx...d=41d56f7ce734a66e3d497c80dcc8ff96
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=bcf0f8a41bcf48d70d1c0c907a773749
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=138e0229c434a6082636da664800f9d5
http://www.airliners.net/photo/SkyWe...d=0812006ab31391f7c0b4b1b46c2619fa
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...d=824619f33505af1dfd463250b31e109b
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=9b5892a54eb4a6b13f2d8cb491f61166
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...d=02ddc5848a39d9805576920081981462
http://www.airliners.net/photo/FedEx...d=1205300bb31d20a9f0bf394a2ace8a67
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=ade8660f755e9ab34e260ceb16cd735f
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=80208eb6c3dae807e046887afc1f0a34
http://www.airliners.net/photo/US-Ai...d=2a7140fd739708ddcd76e73c51fdc85d
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=142915edfa3921d16381a9429f01614c
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=d1cf8c8c0b9858cd119701d7724c1cea
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...d=e4562a38ec6519c44c778cb3085df89e
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Front...d=a41a27da715f6d43847e9a136c4fbc27
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=1259d97c1432d5d864a3b4218d8a4481
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=7e7aa89fa9c7c770f040e05767e8af8d
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=45c4fa4c5d50e20b4e9e968019d554da
http://www.airliners.net/photo/FedEx...d=47ae375dd0c801273e01555183acba79
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=ab26761381ba9aa11bd7248551b46ea3
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=782ea2158cb48a0c1bb4b018d0db7197
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=46cc1c8e888068162c5b18bb080bbdad
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...d=a8e421400e7ea3d9ed77355ac6588128
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Horiz...d=a3a4c2cca7652420355be517a36162db

Some have the airliners.net watermark deleted:
http://www.airliners.net/photo/AirTr...d=c3087a3d458490d6f151b1fe14097c39
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri...d=d4c61f269214266d389182fca58fc9d4
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=9ef9b02ab8dd572cb4192e36876889f4
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Alask...d=c86d7f08ce78c03417822315204a2e4e
http://www.airliners.net/photo/FedEx...d=628d667019151f257dd1c5750fbee6d2

One still bears the airliners.net watermark!
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Hawai...d=622d8f2dd011f6c9d8f6013eb88effb1

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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9039 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3631 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD MODERATOR

Quoting kiffy (Thread starter):

Ii found a picture of me. A 330 taken in DUS which he claimed being taken in SEA on its way to FRA. I contacted their support team and I hope a lot more people do so.

Thanks.

wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9039 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3555 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD MODERATOR

and 7 hours later my picture was removed from this users 'portfolio'...   

wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlinecargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1271 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

I found a couple of mine in there, reported them to flightaware, we'll see what happens.

User currently offlinealevik From Canada, joined Mar 2009, 1027 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3489 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

I reported mine this morning, and it was removed within hours.


Improvise, adapt, overcome.
User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

Franky I don't mind. I know there was a picture of mine there at some point, maybe it's still there, but it doesn't bother me. In fact I'm almost happy they use a picture of mine, it proves the picture is decent enough.

rgds



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9039 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3407 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
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Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 5):
Franky I don't mind. I know there was a picture of mine there at some point, maybe it's still there, but it doesn't bother me. In fact I'm almost happy they use a picture of mine, it proves the picture is decent enough.

I know how you feel. There are soooo many cases of copyright violatsion on the internet, especially on facebook... It is a hard and maybe impossible fight against it. But I simply don't like it that someone took my picture, removed the a.net copyright bar, and claims it is his picture.
In this case he said the picture was taken in SEA on its way to FRA. Well, it was a LH 330 departing from DUS to EWR...   

wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 6):
But I simply don't like it that someone took my picture, removed the a.net copyright bar, and claims it is his picture

The thing is that in context, something this "small" doesn't bother me. I say in cotext because I'hve had a picture of mine stolen by so many newspapers and magazines .. that bothered me. I'm still trying to get the to pay me.

This is the anet picture,


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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Alberto U.





and this is what they did with it, removing the watermark and the credit given was their own archives.

http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr344/aurizio/noticias5_zps61bd07bc.jpg



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineJoelatbsl From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 158 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

I just got shown another one, this Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airways/376568492440049

Airliners.net names on there include:

Jose Antonio Lopez Barron
Howard J Curtis
Tsuyoshi Hayasaki - AroundWorldImages
Fraser Jordan
Sharam Sharifi - Iranian Spotters
Marvin Steglich
Michael Durning
Yochai Mossi - AirTeamImages
Allen Zhao
John Richard Thomson
Mark Kwiatkowski
Oliver S. Porter
Hendra Barnes
Petru Dimoff
Fabrizio Capenti - Malpensa Spotter
Roger Cannegieter - Curacao Aviation
Ariodilah Virgantara
Marseno Bremer
N94504
David Bergeron
Andreas Wessel
Lars Hentschel
Rafael Reca - BAIRES
Jared Blech
Jehan M. Ghouse
Okke Behm
Tim Easter
Davide Calabresi - Malpensa Spotters
David Roura - Iberian Spotters
A. Kwanten
Luis David Sanchez - SJU Aviaiton Photos
Tone Lee
Bastian Ding
Alexey Mityaev
Scott Arfin
JangSu Lee - Korea Aero Photos
Gerry Stegmeier
Alfonso S.
Nicholas Young
Mary Fraser
Willem Honders
Bruno Bevivino - Roma Spotters Club
Patrick Lundgren
Sam Chui
Wayne Campbell - CYYZ Aviation Photo ...

and plenty more, also from other databases. I'm almost sure, nobody ever got asked about the use of their pictures there ...

Cheers

JOEL


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