[ILUG] [OT] - Copyright
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Wed Mar 25 19:16:07 GMT 2009
Your friend should definitely write or email the company concerned.The
problem might be finding the correct person to contact - big corporates
can be difficult to find your way around.
Its very likely someone has used the pictures without knowing what they
were doing - we had exactly the same incident with a website we are
helping a company with today: they added pictures which they had no
right to and we knew they hadn't asked either. It was simply a mistake,
someone's secretary was asked to add some stuff to the website and she
added some nice pictures without any thought of copyright. Easy to use
CMS systems make this kind of mistake easy.
They will be removed tomorrow.....hope they weren't your mates pictures!
Contact the company - 90% are reasonable.
Ivan Griffin wrote:
> Is it possible the images were (mis)used accidentally? Most legitimate
> corporations are generally reasonable when it comes to acknowledging
> copyright / patents etc. as they usually look for a quiet life on the
> legal front -- however, accidents and oversights do happen.
> Is your friend certain it was a malicious act of copyright infringement?
> Has he tried contacting the organisation concerned? Also, has he proof
> of copyright?
> On Wed, 25 Mar 2009, Thomas Rooney wrote:
>> Hi All
>> Thanks for the reply's I think my friend is mostly pi$$ed off because
>> he is
>> no credit for his work but to add insult to injury photos taken by an
>> and shown alongside his are payed for and credited. So I suppose he
>> want to
>> get some money if someone else is getting money, I would. Any how I'm
>> shut up now and pass on the advice to get legal help.
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