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Offline hssutton

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Coppyright of photos.
« on: July 26, 2015, 10:42:30 AM »
What are your thoughts on this particular case. I guess the photographer as a point, but is he pushing his claims a little to far considering the subject?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3174710/Fury-Lee-Rigby-picture-removed-military-memorial-amid-copyright-row-MoD-photographer.html

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Re: Coppyright of photos.
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2015, 11:21:20 AM »
The photographer is right, the MOD should have thought of the photographer, and should have tried to find out who took the photo, and ask permission.

That said, the photographer made his point, and it would be honourable, if he waived his rights. However, it maybe a bit late for him, as he must have lost a lot of goodwill by now.
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Re: Coppyright of photos.
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2015, 01:07:00 PM »
It's the slippy slope as far as copyright is concerned. The photographer is right to insist that the MOD pay for the use of this image. This is the same MOD that waste millions on procurement's that the soldiers, sailors and airmen can't use but, the dumbos who brought them can still look forward to their gold-plated pensions. The MOD has been using the image as advertisements to promote the army, Britain and themselves. It is therefore just, that they pay the copyright holder, his just rewards.

Checking out the Army website it has this in the bottom left corner....."© 2015 Crown Copyright", so it seems they expect you to respect their copyright items whilst they will not respect the photographers. Double standards it seems.  >:(

ps. Don't let the emotion of the subject, which the MOD are trying to highlight, blind you to the injustice here. This is the same MOD who, once a wounded serviceman is discharged from the services, don't want to know about any problems he may still suffer from. This is when the Royal British Legion has to step in. Strange, we can give 13 billion in aid to countries, most of whom hate our guts, whilst the Royal British Legion has to rely on the Poppy appeal to raise funds to help ex-service personnel.  :'(
« Last Edit: July 26, 2015, 02:16:23 PM by Oldboy »

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Re: Coppyright of photos.
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2015, 01:18:23 PM »
Difficult one Harry,

I am never sure upon 'news stories' being balanced.

I do wonder though; Should the photographer not always © mark their work discretely but clearly, right from the start!

I don't think / hope the photographer has not damaged any goodwill. I think most folk will just read, rough shod spin to cover the Corporate lack of respect and play upon emotions.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2015, 05:21:34 PM by Beaux Reflets »
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Re: Coppyright of photos.
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2015, 05:07:26 PM »
Who's to say he didn't and someone cropped it off? Apparently these pics were sold in sets to the family by the photographer, and scanned by the MoD to use on it's site. If there were a mark, it would have been a small, discreet image in the bottom corner. Though even if not marked, you don't loose your rights just because you don't mark the image.

At least, that's true in the US.

On the other hand, he really should consider what all this negative publicity is doing to his business.

 

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