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Unauthorised Image Usage.... and some.... ;-)


ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
8 Mar 2014 7:04PM
unbelievable

Just having a the usual look around Google for naughty usage of my photos and find a company offering Photography Workshops in Leeds using this photo

ominous-leeds-town-hall.jpg



Flabbergasted is not the word - I've sent them an invoice already and best not mention who they are, it's made me see RED, and put a CLOUD over view of the training world Wink

a photography company using a competitor's shot to advertise their workshops....

What does that say about their photographers Wink

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meyeview e2
5 798 Scotland
8 Mar 2014 7:12PM
name and shame. the people who book these clowns are getting a raw deal.
saltireblue e2
4 4.4k 26 Norway
8 Mar 2014 7:20PM
I think a RED CLOUD of anger is a natural reaction to this, Ade. I do wonder who the perpetrator is though.Wink
WhiteRose1 e2
4 1.2k 139 England
8 Mar 2014 7:38PM
They do a 4 hour photo/walking tour in London - Westminster Abbey Big Ben - The London Eye - Saint Pauls Cathedral The Millennium Bridge Tower Bridge. Running shoes and fast shutter speeds needed!!
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
8 Mar 2014 7:57PM
3 invoices for the same shot sent out tonight... one's to a small design company in leeds.... they're new, maybe have a brew with them and get some work off them instead Wink
SlowSong e2
6 4.9k 29 England
8 Mar 2014 8:26PM
You're so popular, Ade. Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.2k 6 England
8 Mar 2014 8:30PM
So they used a picture with your name plastered over it, in that case you got some free advertising Smile
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
8 Mar 2014 9:25PM
it's not a logo'd version they've got on the website... it's one they'll have got off here I expect... back when I didn't logo things

it's a direct competitor passing off my work as theirs...

slightly more serious than you imply paul.
8 Mar 2014 10:06PM
I was in a "local town" tourist information office browsing places to visit, when I overheard a conversation where they were looking for a photograph of the "local town" for the booklet. The lady in charge said that the image they had used was no good and they should "simply google" for a good one...!!! I was shocked for so many reasons, this area of the UK has the most talented photographers and a club but it had not passed her mind to just ask..Sad but she just thought it was ok to use images of the web..
puertouk e2
3 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2014 9:44AM
Just a quick one Ade, how do you find out if your images are being used by someone else?
Stephen
saltireblue e2
4 4.4k 26 Norway
9 Mar 2014 9:49AM
Stephen,
In Google Images you can link to one of your photos and see if it is used somewhere else.
Also TinEye is very good for finding images
lumix5 e2
3 252 Northern Ireland
9 Mar 2014 11:28AM
I am a bit slow to catch on, but what is the process to link a photo to Google Images.
saltireblue e2
4 4.4k 26 Norway
9 Mar 2014 12:25PM
In the search box, click on the camera icon then either upload the image or add the url.

My own experience is that TinEye gives better results...
thewilliam e2
6 4.9k
9 Mar 2014 12:44PM
Ade, I notice that the offender is a limited company so don't charge them too much or they'll just go into liquidation! WinkWinkWink
franken e2
12 3.3k 4 Wales
9 Mar 2014 1:30PM
I've just used Tineye and discovered this on a website called 500px.

Just sent an email to them.

http://www.ephotozine.com/user/franken-6144/gallery/photo/arabian-oryx--34845416

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