DLKAPA
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WTF Is That Doing There?

Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:52 am

Whilst browsing through flightsim.com, I found this, inside a folder being distributed as freeware. Anybody who downloads this particular aircraft is also recieving this:



As one of the files included in the package.

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/zview?rk=9X8Ua06z&fn=/cgi/kdl/main/70/d10dlsgb.zip&cm=list&rp=/cgi/file%3Fcm=LISTFILES%26pos=0%26rk=9X8Ua06z%26fm=main%26rp=/cgi/kds%253F9X8Ua06z=main/search.htm%252621:48:25
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Newark777
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RE: WTF Is That Doing There?

Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:58 am

At least he credited it in the other file, as it seems he also used an a.net photo on the model. Maybe he just liked the photo and wanted to include it?

Credits:First of all Airliners.net for the excelent photo's. For the United Airlines DC-10
N1856U photo from Chicago O'Hare April 22 2000, thanks to AirNikon the Photographer.


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Also for the new release of the Airbus 380 photo, by: French Frogs AirSlides

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RE: WTF Is That Doing There?

Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:23 pm

Well,
I had something similar happen...I noticed one of my photos of a sideon BA320 (very boring/normal) suddenly got a whole bunch of hits within a very short time. I decided to search google for it, and I discovered my photo was used by some FS plane designer for making his model. I didn't bother taking it any further, or looking for credit or not. When they distribute it for free, why not let them have it for free?  Smile

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WhyWhyZed
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RE: WTF Is That Doing There?

Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:43 pm

One of my photos of an AC BAE-146 is also being used on a download page for a FS version of the Aircraft. He asked for permission though, but no problem with me, he even gave me credit. Like LHSebi said When they distribute it for free, why not let them have it for free?

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RE: WTF Is That Doing There?

Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:10 pm

Call the cops!!
 
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RE: WTF Is That Doing There?

Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:14 am

When ppl start giving me free lenses and cameras I might start giving my photos away for free Big grin
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DLKAPA
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RE: WTF Is That Doing There?

Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:38 am

Well here's my thing with this kind of distribution. I would gladly let any FS designer use one of my photos, but not in the manner of which is being presented here, because here they are actually distributing the picture to anybody who downloads the file, and because so many people are getting this file, it could very well fall into the wrong hands.

Now if they wanted to post my picture as an example but not distribute it in the file package, I would have no problems with it. Really if you expect to make money that way, find another business.
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