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| p.7 #18 · My photo was stolen and used in a Malaysian Stamp? |
Having lived in Malaysia, you probably have about zero chance of getting the legal system help you in this case. Worth a shot but more likely you won't get a response from anyone at the postal system. Copyrights and patents aren't usually enforced in Asia, for the most part.
You would have a better chance of exposing this case via social media. You may also want to contact the various wildlife associations in Malaysia letting them know of this misidentified bird and see if they can do something to expose the case and stolen image through the media, since it is...Show more →
Sadly I had to agree with you, law enforcement in Malaysia is considerably weak and it is indeed difficult to win a case as such especially when you are suing the governmental-linked agencies, but no matter how we can't let such a shameful set of stamp get out to the market which can be very damaging. I remember learning about wildlife of Malaysia through stamps when I was younger, this will damage the knowledge about wildlife of the younger generations or those that were not experts in nature.
And yes, we had made use of social media to broadcast the news as much as we could, bombarded the Pos Malaysia FB site so they had to take down the site. We had also managed to get publicity cover in some local news, such as Malay Mail, Nanyang, Malaysiakini and etc but of course we had known earlier that it may be challenging to get a very scary big headline in most of these newspapers that are mostly owned by governmental-linked agencies or bodies anyway, but Malay Mail did make a reasonably bigger news on Monday with the title: "Entire VMY stamp collection dubious" as their major headline but no online version is seen so far. A similar article was sent to the Nanyang's reporter but a much softer news was published instead.
But there is no reason for us to give up as long as the stamp were not out yet.