|Quoting bigphilnyc (Reply 4):|
I'd rather skip using watermarks and lay a beating on those who steal my stuff
I'm with you on that!...You go out and create a beautiful photo only to rubber stamp it w/ a water mark. (Extremely distractive and unappealing). While most of my work gets rejected here on A/net, due to Post Shoot PS
skills (or lack of them), If I can remove a watermark...anyone can.
I did locate the origin of the image leak if you will...this one's going to be sticky! The images are easy to find..."Flight Display Systems" ad...I'm looking at one now on this very page. Go into their site and click , G-lll. My fear is that another enterprise in the future will lift them from the site and this will cause a lot of grief. The owner of this aircraft is a high profile individual that likes his privacy as most do. If this situation gets dirty, it will of course come down on me as I am the originator of the images. The fact remains very little if any of my corporate aviation work ever gets out on Aviation Photography Websites for a reason. This particular case would appear a cut and dry infringement case worth a lot of $$$ however all is not that simple. Just shows how unjustified use of a persons images can cause so much trouble. Seems it will be resolved this upcoming week but guess images will remain on the site for now...I will however be sure to satisfy my end here as well, of course. When "Shooting for Hire", it is so important to lay out your terms to the client up front in black and white, otherwise your work is fair game. This I have done in the past and has aided in the recovery of much revenue from lifted images. This particular case has me torqued out and I intend to see it through...g