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Illegal Image Use

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:31 pm
by Joshu
I just noticed that someone has had their image stolen by C&L Aerospace:
http://cla.aero/aircraft-services/aircraft-management/

You can see the watermark in the center image.

RE: Illegal Image Use

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:54 pm
by kiffy
Wow I can't believe they would blatantly take a photo like that, with the watermark so clearly visible!
Here's the original:

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Photo © Szabolcs Kelemen



I've contacted the photographer.

[Edited 2014-01-22 15:02:10]

RE: Illegal Image Use

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:15 am
by N243NW
http://cla.aero/contact-us/locations/

I'm pretty sure I've also seen the photo along the top of this page on a.net before, too.

RE: Illegal Image Use

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:02 am
by derekf
I would suggest that contacting the photgrapher should have been the first thing to do rather post it on the forum. It may well be stolen but the company may have the photographer's permission.

RE: Illegal Image Use

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:58 am
by wilco737
Quoting derekf (Reply 3):

Basically you are right. But it is unlikely that a complany who wants to use a picture uses the one with the watermark. They usually ask for a high res version without watermark.

But contacing the photographer is the most important thing here.

wilco737
  

RE: Illegal Image Use

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:46 am
by ckw
Quoting wilco737 (Reply 4):
But it is unlikely that a complany who wants to use a picture uses the one with the watermark.

Happens all the time - designer creates a mock up using a watermarked image for approval, and forgets to replace it with the clean version on the production site. You see it a lot with stock library images. Usually caused by someone asking for something to be done by yesterday  

Cheers,

Colin

RE: Illegal Image Use

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:34 am
by wilco737
Quoting ckw (Reply 5):
Happens all the time - designer creates a mock up using a watermarked image for approval, and forgets to replace it with the clean version on the production site. You see it a lot with stock library images. Usually caused by someone asking for something to be done by yesterday  

Thanks for the info. I have never seen something like that before. Looks like some people are really doing a good job  

wilco737