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I also have found some images that have been stolen, can I ask for advice please before I attempt to contact those concerned.
Stolen image links
Barn Owl 1 States (photo by Idie Ulsh) (Scroll down page for Barn Owl)
Barn Owl 2 For a good cause but without permission (Scroll down page for Barn Owl)
Our web site links to where these images have been taken from.
Barn Owl 1 3rd row left hand image
Barn Owl 2 2nd row left hand image
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Bloody hell Vince. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw your post
Out of interest how did you find them - i.e. when you say ..have found some images that have been stolen...
Juliette my partner was simply searching the image gallery on MSN & when the two above images came, on clicking on them she noticed they linked to the above sites. Barn Owl 1 states it was taken by Idie Ulsh & it wasn't. How can he say that & who the hell is. Thats what I call theft & as for the other site permission as not been granted for its use, not by me anyway.
Idie Ulsh appears to be a prolific "photographer" and butterfly expert. Wonder how much of her other work is stolen?
Why not write to her at:
P.O. Box 31317, Seattle, WA 98103
or email her at email@example.com
Thanks for the email contact of Idie Ulsh
I have now sent this email to the webmaster of the site & also I have copied it to Idle Ulsh
I will be interested in the reply I get back.
Copy of email sent
To whom concerned
Can someone please contact the Barn Owl Centre regarding an image that as been found on your web site. I cannot recall giving permission for its use & it was definately not taken by the person whos says it was taken by.
I look forward to an emailed reply or an email from the photographer, Idie Ulsh
The Barn Owl Centre
Tel: 01452 865999
Mob: 07932 429540
Image concerned can be found using the below links
Barn Owl Image (photo by Idie Ulsh) (Scroll down page for Barn Owl Image). Can you tell me who Idie Ulsh is.
Our web site links to where this image has been taken from. (Copyright applies)
Barn Owl Image can be found 3rd row left hand side
NB: I have recorded the web page by doing a screen shot
With organisations that are attempting to promote a good cause, I think a different approach.
While I do not condone the theft of these images at all - after all it would be perfectly easy to contact you to ask permission if they wanted to! - many of them will use inferior quality images of their own rather than pay money.
You might want to consider asking for a clear reference to the photographer under the photo, and a prominent link to your website if you think that the case.
Yes, I still think they should pay, and no, I don't think, when push comes to shove, they will. So better to get your centre advertised, than to lose out altogether.
I should post on here the drawing my colleague did of a water vole - because the organisation wouldn't pay for a "proper" artist to draw a picture for us they suggested she draw them herself. Now quite honestly the drawing she did put me off conserving water voles for life - I felt like putting poison down for the lot of 'em!
ps in my post I'm referring to the site of Barn owl 2, not 1, where someone else has attributed the photo to themselves - different ballgame...
Sus, our images cost us time & money, I know its for a good cause but they could of at least had the decency to contact us and ask. This they didn't & as far as I am concerned they have been illegally used. I don't go taking images to promote our work without asking permission. A .gov organisation should know better!
Regarding advertising, the word Barn Owl or barnowl in Google's search engine puts us at the number one spot, we have enough work to last us a life time, any more work will keep me away from EPZ, I need some time to myself.
Number One eh?
In this case it is probably a bad thing!
If they are too lazy to ask permission they probably did a Google search and stopped at the first site they found...
Give em hell!
Look .... dont piss about ... if they have stolen ... the word is ... STOLEN ... your images .. screw them
Hi Doug, being high in the search ratings will have its problems I know but I agree with you that asking is better than taking
Dave, OK who should I contact about this?
I go back to my original sentence
Quote: I also have found some images that have been stolen, can I ask for advice please before I attempt to contact those concerned.
DO NOT PISS about with this ... send them a bill .. tell them to pay up or else
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