They're making money off my gear pic's :(

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  1. Australian

    Australian Green Beret Silver Supporting Member VIP Member

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    I knew Pinterest took them years ago, but now a company is selling them online as computer screen wallpaper. Search "Marshall full stack" brings them up in Google. Should I litigate? :wow:

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    fitz288 Atmospheric Void Compensator Silver Supporting Member

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    Cool rigs.
    I think if you have a copyright filed on your images, it would be a matter of cost / return.
    If not, I think you're SOL.
     
  3. AdrianDSL

    AdrianDSL Active Member

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    Try to approach the company, you might get a deal, who knows...
    If you're in Melbourne I might rock up with a slab of VB for a chat and few photos of that rig, if you don't mind :)
     
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    KraftyBob Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    You have to check the disclaimers on Pinterest. If they were posted there they may be public domain - in which I don’t think you have any recourse.

    Note: I’m not a lawyer but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night :D
     
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    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    Never put photos on pinterest unless you don't care if someone else makes money off them.

    And...set up your digital camera to put your copyright notice into the .exif data. (Phones don't generally have this feature, but all pro grade digital cameras may be expected to have it.)

    This way, if I find one of my photos being used commercially, I can start by downloading that image and reading the .exif data to see if my copyright is still there. If it is, I've got 'em dead to rights. Archive their copy, keep my copy for reference, send them a message, tell them to either pay up or stop using my imagery. Or the next stop is to have my lawyer contact them.
     
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    That's why I do this ...especially with anything posted large ...

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    Just corporate stealing from the little man again. Fucken cock suckers.
     
  7. Australian

    Australian Green Beret Silver Supporting Member VIP Member

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    :realmad: They were on PhotoBucket so I guess they own them now.

    Its not a big deal,they’re old photo’s, but it’s a reminder that when its on the net anyone can take it.
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    once you click the camera button, the copyright is yours...

    Proving damages is the issue.

    If they are giving away free downloads of your image(s), yeah right - good luck...

    If you have the originals, w/ exif info, to prove that they are yours, you have a case. You'll have to find out how much revenue they have made off of directly selling your image(s).

    How much do you want to spend, to reclaim the damage amount?
     
  9. Australian

    Australian Green Beret Silver Supporting Member VIP Member

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    The proof is that is my music room, and I have other photo’s of the amps. And many oldtimers here know they’re my amps, because I always posted them up years ago.

    But it was a surprise to see the other second photo on the market too.

    I wouldnt bother with challenging them in court. But I wonder how many of PhotoBuckets members’ photo’s have been sold to companies.
     
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    someone probably downloaded it from there...
     
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  11. AdrianDSL

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    Yeah, nah... Exif metadata doesn't help as much as people are led to believe it will, unfortunately it's easier and less costly to get few neighbours to testify in such a case, including airfares, accommodation, meals and the obligatory Disneyland trip :( Editing the exif metadata (add/remove/update) is trivial, fighting an uphill battle here. Watermarks are generally better, preferably on very high res images, which are then compressed to death so that the effort of removing the watermark will outweigh the cost.
     
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  12. Kelia

    Kelia Well-Known Member

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    Is this your bike Sap ?
     
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    metadata can be edited, but edits are easily found out...

    I've spent years in photography & copyright law...
     
  14. Sapient

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    Yes sir!
     
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    What !!...........Frikken Awesome ! .........Wow ! :cheers:
     
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    Thanks, Kelia! I do love that picture at the angle and position. One of my favorites I was lucky to capture with my ...photo skills?

    For me the secret is just a good camera. Lol.

    Glad you like it, bro! :cheers: <-------- back atchya. :yesway:
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Well, if thats really your gear and pics then I would say yes BUT be for warned it will cost you money and time and the only ones making out are the kock sucking lawyers!
     
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    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    Simple, everything's vulnerable, if you don't want it "out there", don't put it "out there".
     
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    If you read the fine print on most websites, social media and apps they say claim ownership of any photos you upload.

    Once you upload pretty much anywhere it's no longer yours saddly.
     
  20. Del Rei

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    Unbelievable... People find some random images on the internet and make money with it....
     
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