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Photo Use Infringment ... ??


A couple months ago someone requested to use a photo of mine from my Flickr account in a non-profit publication. They made the request via Flickr email, which I didn't notice until yesterday.

I went to review the source for the request, only to find out they had already used the image.

http://www.ourplanet.com/tunza/8.1/en/Tunza8.1_22-3Seven%20species.pdf

As you can see from the photo credit, it clearly came from my flickr account (Rusty Bug), but I had never given permission ... and my account is "All Rights Reserved".

As it is, this would be my first 'tear sheet' from a publication, so I have mixed feelings about it. However, having a tear sheet with a photo credit of my Flickr account username is of little value professionally speaking.

It's not that great of a photo, but it is one that very few people ever get to shoot. I travelled very far (on different business), drove & hiked long and waited very long to get that shot with the limited gear I had with me (2008). It literally was a 20 hour effort that day & night ... an experience, I'll never forget. Btw, it's not so easy searching a beach in PITCH BLACK (no moon) till 2 AM to find a nesting leatherback turtle.

It would cost me thousands to replicate that shot due to the travel costs alone.

So ... what now ??



Jun 03, 2010 at 04:08 PM
RustyBug
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Photo Use Infringment ... ??


A couple months ago someone requested to use a photo of mine from my Flickr account in a non-profit publication. They made the request via Flickr email, which I didn't notice until yesterday.

I went to review the source for the request, only to find out they had already used the image.

http://www.ourplanet.com/tunza/8.1/en/Tunza8.1_22-3Seven%20species.pdf

As you can see from the photo credit, it clearly came from my flickr account, but I had never given permission ... and my account is "All Rights Reserved".

As it is, this would be my first 'tear sheet' from a publication, so I have mixed feelings about it. However, having a tear sheet with a photo credit of my Flickr account username is of little value professionally speaking.

It's not that great of a photo, but it is one that very few people ever get to shoot. I travelled very far (on different business), drove & hiked long and waited very long to get that shot with the limited gear I had with me (2008). It literally was a 20 hour effort that day & night ... an experience, I'll never forget. Btw, it's not so easy searching a beach in PITCH BLACK (no moon) till 2 AM to find a nesting leatherback turtle.

It would cost me thousands to replicate that shot due to the travel costs alone.

So ... what now ??



Jun 03, 2010 at 03:42 PM



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