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Help, Slovakians Stole My Photo

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:49 pm
by Plainplane
This is a photo I shot:

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Photo © Andre Klass



And this is a blatant act of theft and defecation to said photo:
http://www.cas.sk/galeria/243683?foto=0
http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/6815/theft11.png

Can someone assist me as to what course of action to take, I can not find a contact link anywhere.

[Edited 2011-05-16 14:06:35]

RE: Help, Slovakians Stole My Photo

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 9:20 pm
by gabik001
Yes , definetly looks like violation. 6th photo is yours , you can see even airliners.net bar in the bottom. Photo that you linked is photoshoped (lighting on persons is from one sourse while on aircraft we got a lot of sources - windows also woman hairline looks odd). Write to the website admin , tell him that those pictures are yours - you got copyrights (one was used partially in photoshop as a background) and tell him if they do not remove your photos you will take legal action against website to keep your copyrights. It is always working.
Best regards and good luck!

RE: Help, Slovakians Stole My Photo

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 9:31 pm
by vikkyvik
Quoting Plainplane (Thread starter):
defecation to said photo

     

Did you perhaps mean "desecration"?

Unless they're using it as a toilet...........  

Sorry, it just made me chuckle. Definitely contact the site admins.

RE: Help, Slovakians Stole My Photo

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 4:38 am
by Plainplane
No I mean defecation as in look at the horrendous quality of the photoshop they did to my shot! Essentially they dumped the contents of the bucket all over it.  

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Photo © Ivandalavia



I found a contact link and sent an email. Will post what happens.

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RE: Help, Slovakians Stole My Photo

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:10 am
by andrej
Plainplane,

I am afraid that my help is limited. Here is direct link to contacts:

http://www.cas.sk/clanok/85742/kontakty.html#redakcia

[email protected] - (e-marketing, maybe worth to contact them?)

Novy Cas is a tabloid newspaper, something similar to 'The Sun' or 'New York Post'. Make sure to send those scumbags proper bill.

Cheers,

Andrej

RE: Help, Slovakians Stole My Photo

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 3:22 pm
by INNflight
I hate to break the news to you....but watermark your photographs!

RE: Help, Slovakians Stole My Photo

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 1:35 pm
by Plainplane
I just got a response back, they apologized and took down the stolen photos. Case closed! Thanks for the help.

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RE: Help, Slovakians Stole My Photo

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 3:13 pm
by zbot69
Nice Andre! All's well and so forth.... Just curious, how on earth did you find your image on a foreign language tabloid in the first place? I mean... the internet only being a sloppy 8 billionsome pages and such.