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phil62 3 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2011 1:05PM
hi
local press published one of my photos . only place they could of got it was off facebook i think
whats the best way to approach them

regards
Phil

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thewilliam 6 4.8k
31 Oct 2011 2:17PM
Copyright seems to exist only in theory and seems to be regulated by the same laws as the school playground.

If the class bully wants to steal something, unless you're a bit of a bruiser yourself or have a brother who's bigger than the bully, then it stolen and you can't do anything about it. The police act much like the teacher who's anxious not to infringe the bully's human rights and doen't give a fig for the victim.

Send an invoice by all means, stating the date and size of the usage. Find out "the going rate" and ask for this but don't hold your breath. Good luck!
Andy_Cundell 3 1.1k 5 England
31 Oct 2011 2:19PM
Have they copied the photo or used a link to the photo from your facebook?

Just drop the photo from your facebook so the link doesn't work.............if not, as above!

Andy
ikett 4 372 England
31 Oct 2011 2:26PM
As thewilliam says,

Quote:Copyright seems to exist only in theory

If you don't want an image to be used without your consent don't put it on a website,
facebook really only care about facebook anything you do on there is at your own risk,
a touch dangerous I suspect!
Stubill 6 107 England
31 Oct 2011 2:31PM
Terms of Facebook = anything you post gives them sub-licence rights.
If it WAS downloaded from FB, then the matter is between your local publication and FB, I'm afraid.
Sorry to state the obvious/harsh - but don't post images to Facebook and then be surprised/angy/pissed when they get nicked.
MrGoatsmilk 6 1.5k England
31 Oct 2011 2:34PM

Quote:Have they copied the photo or used a link to the photo from your facebook?

Just drop the photo from your facebook so the link doesn't work.............if not, as above!

Andy




If it is a link you could always change the photo for something else, maybe a photo they would not want on their site Wink
Andy_Cundell 3 1.1k 5 England
31 Oct 2011 2:57PM

Quote:Have they copied the photo or used a link to the photo from your facebook?

Just drop the photo from your facebook so the link doesn't work.............if not, as above!

Andy


If it is a link you could always change the photo for something else, maybe a photo they would not want on their site Wink



LMFAO! MrGoatsmilk, you are a bloody genious!Tongue
col.campbell 11 818 4 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2011 4:51PM

Quote:Terms of Facebook = anything you post gives them sub-licence rights.
If it WAS downloaded from FB, then the matter is between your local publication and FB, I'm afraid.
Sorry to state the obvious/harsh - but don't post images to Facebook and then be surprised/angy/pissed when they get nicked.



Are you sure that's how it works? I thought Facebook had the right to use your images (but not to sell on). I also thought that the photographer also retained the right to use his/ her own images as required.

Standing by to be corrected..
Stubill 6 107 England
31 Oct 2011 5:36PM
Yes, it's a non-exclusive agreement - so of course you are free to do what you like with your images.
They don't sell them on - it just means that anyone (eg. local newspaper) can take them safe in the knowledge there is no re-course to the
original copyright owner. Facebook couldn't give a flying hoot.
Andy_Cundell 3 1.1k 5 England
31 Oct 2011 7:10PM
Thinking about this though, if you have your photos on friends only, no one else could see them to use them?
Overread 6 3.9k 18 England
31 Oct 2011 7:41PM
Stubill - Facebook having the rights to sublicence your images does not give other people the rights to use those photos without permission. They'd still have to get the licence right from Facebook in order to use the photo.

If, however, they've no licence from Facebook nor yourself then indeed the image is being used without a proper licence and thus is up for legal challenge.
Stubill 6 107 England
31 Oct 2011 9:15PM
Don't get me wrong, I don't agree with the practice, but it seems (especially in the case of journalism/news reporting) that the offending parties are
more than capable of hiding behind the banner of 'fair usage', when challenged.
Overread 6 3.9k 18 England
31 Oct 2011 9:32PM
Remember most people challenging are not going to be working professionals and most won't have contacted a lawyer even for a free consultation on their position. So any legal sounding reply with something like "fair usage" or somesuch thrown in can deflate/defeat them without the company having to spend anything.
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2011 11:19PM

Quote:Yes, it's a non-exclusive agreement - so of course you are free to do what you like with your images.


Have you any links to the relevant agreement or a quote of the relevant part?
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 1:55AM
I googled 'facebook terms of use' and the only specific thing it seems to mention is FB rights to use your profile photo and personal information. But it seems vaguely enough worded that you could include in that your other photos as well.

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