Post by Brian Roebuck on Oct 1, 2009 5:24:16 GMT -5
Stolen photo! The downside and risks of Flickr October 1st, 2009 , Marcus For some time now I’ve been a little uneasy with having many of my photos publicly available to view (and therefore download) on Flickr. One of my photos for example – this one below – has had 10301 views on Flickr and counting, and I think it’s only natural to wonder whether some of those views have led to my photos being copied and used without my permission.
Post by Innermostphoto on Nov 16, 2009 21:48:57 GMT -5
You need to be careful about how and what photographs you put on the net. I had two photographs published in a national magazine without my permission. I called the editor and asked him to pay the going rate based on his publication distribution and size of each photo printed (there is a formula for that). He objected to that idea and my response was if he wanted to print any of my pictures then that would have been the prescribed amount. He would then had the choice to deny my price. Instead he printed them anyway so he no longer had that option. He settled out of court for my price.
Remember, copyright is that of the creator plus 50 years after death. No one has the right to recreate or distribute your work without a usage right agreement.