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Attribution Rules in UK

Mon May 20, 2019 1:06 pm

Quick question - any different rules in the UK re photo attribution in published works? I ask because I have a Flickr gallery, since March 2008, of a bunch of old slides my late father took. Included is a picture of the interior of Heathrow Terminal 3 in the 1960s. I now see it has been included in a book entitled Heathrow in Photographs by an Adrian Balch. I also saw it on a Daily Mail article on the book, and the picture then has a Copyright by the History Press, the book publisher. I don't recall ever getting an email asking for permission to use the pic (which I would happily have given.)

It irks me to see it used, for profit as well, without any attribution or credit to my father. Is it ok in the UK to simply take a pic posted on a public gallery like Flickr and use it in a publication? I certainly didn't have the pics marked as Public Domain or such.

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Re: Attribution Rules in UK

Sat May 25, 2019 4:03 pm

Like many countries there is the 'fair usage' rule but in this case it seems to be copyright infringement. I'd be sending some invoices, backed by the threat of action, see what that triggers...
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Re: Attribution Rules in UK

Thu May 30, 2019 8:00 pm

If the image licensing option of the Flickr account in question is set to allow commercial usage then that's probably why it was used. However, you should still have been contacted to obtain the image credit (this usually happens via Flickr's internal mail in my experience). If the image license is set to one of the non-commercial ones or "all rights reserved" then it shouldnt have been used, end of...
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Re: Attribution Rules in UK

Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:55 am

Adrian Balch is a well-known British photographer and historian and I doubt he would have knowingly infringed another photographer's copyright. He is active on a couple of UK internet forums, including this one, so if you post a query there you might manage to contact him.

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