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Pakistan Airlines Copyright Violations  
User currently offlineAirNikon From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 36
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

To all of those that have EVER shot a pic of a PIA (Pakistan) aircraft, you may want to take a look at this site. The page is rife with familiar images..

http://www.piac.com.pk/gallery/gallery1.asp

I have some here, and who knows how many else...


Don't get married, don't have kids, and you will have more money than you know what to do with...
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User currently offlineLawrence Feir From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 39 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Hi AirNikon,

Not sure what you mean by "I have some here, and who knows how many else"

Have they pirated your photos?

Please let us know


Kind regards,

Lawrence


User currently offlineAirNikon From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

LF, I just hate seeing it when a pic is posted on a COMMERCIAL site without requesting permission in advance. I don't have the stamina tonight to cross-reference web-photos and what is represented here. That's not my job anyway. I just thought I would give a heads-up...


Don't get married, don't have kids, and you will have more money than you know what to do with...
User currently offlineAdministrator From Sweden, joined May 1999, 3251 posts.
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2216 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
SITE ADMIN

We have contacted PIA on this issue and are currently awaiting their reply.

/ Johan



Working on the site from morning 'till night that's livin' alright (1997-2007)
User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Ouch..
Thats not good..
Hope all goes well and PIA will remove your pictures..

BO__einG --(-<==



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

I wrote not only to the webmaster at PIA but on their website they have the names of all of upper management (im talking the top people in the organization)- well they were all cc'd on my email and this evening I have received notification that the webmaster has removed my photo. They took my PIA 747 photo, took off my PHOTO BY JOE PRIES, stripped off the airliners.net from the bottom (the black bar) and used it on their site. Luckily they responded quickly and removed it.

User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Looks like they removed all the photos!

I'm curious.... why did those of you who had photos on the site simply not ask for credits?

In a way I would find it flattering to see my stuff used as long as credit was given. In this case, at least, PIA was not trying to profit from the use of the photos so I would think it would be ok to let them use them.

Sunil
http://www.lockon.f2s.com



User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Sunil, Of course they are profiting from the use of the photo(s)...They are in business to sell tickets...The web site sells tickets, the picture(s) sell the web site...Think about it......
And also regarding credits...They took the airliners.net logo and photogs name and obliterated it...why? for their own personal use/reasons..Would you ask the guy that robbed you of your car to: "paint it red, it will look better"
Mark G


User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

That's not the point. It's not just about credits, it's about having the common courtesy to ask before using photographs. Sheesh - I get individual users emailing me to request permission to use my photos as Windows wallpaper - why should PIA be able to do what they want with my photo without my permission? If it's on their website, it could also be on their advertising, their stationery and anything else they choose - and that's worth a lot of money!

I too have written to the webmaster demanding removal of my photograph - it would seem that they have removed them all!


User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

I agree that they are trying to profit as an airline... my point was simply that they are not selling the pictures like some of the other sites mentioned in other threads.

I also agree that they should have asked first.

Sunil


User currently offlineKd From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2115 times:

well ...
considering that we (I am a prof. designer) pay at least 500 US $ to photodisc.com or tonystone.com (look at the prices there !) for a pic in good resolution (that means: much larger than the pics here - you can almost only use those here for webpages) for print, this is a fraud. make them pay, it's as simple as that. they used the pics. removing them now doesn't legitimate using them in the past.

christian.



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