Photopilot From Cuba, joined Jul 2002, 2439 posts, RR: 20 Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1126 times:
Dripstick has broken copyright laws by copying the original photo from the SeattlePI website to another website (his own), removing the photo id (caption line and photo credit) and then reposting this photo on the A.net website.
ExitRow has handled this correctly by only posting the LINK to the original photo site.
If we as photographers for Airliners.net continually rant and rave about copyright violations when other people and websites illegally copy A.net photos without permission, why do we accept it when an A.net person does the same thing? Will Dripstick pay compensation to the original site when they send him an invoice for their photo usage? Will Johan and A.net?
I am asking for this photo to be removed for Copyright Violation and have suggested Deletion.
Please let us all RESPECT the same courtesies that we expect others to show with our photography.
ExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1070 times:
Dripstick has been part of the A.net community for some time now and while I agree with you on the copyright issue, I wish you'd handled it a little differently. A suggest deletion and a personal e-mail was in order, not a public scolding. Dripstick is an excellent photographer, works in the aviation industry and a really, really good guy. He contributes to the forums regularly and probably has the best sense of humor (humour) on this web site. If you've spent any time here you'd know that.
My point is that his intentions were nothing but GOOD. Unlike the people who truly do violate copyright maliciously for profit. Legally, a cease and desist would be all he'd get. So let's try and keep this positive and maintain a friendly community here guys. Let's not turn into sharks in a frenzy where we begin biting each other.
Dripstick, don't EVER keep your humor (humour eh?) away from this forum. PLEASE!
I never got to see the image in question as I've been away form my computer. Was it even funny?