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

ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
8 Mar 2014 7:04PM

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


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 Plus
7 1.2k 1 Scotland
8 Mar 2014 7:12PM
name and shame. the people who book these clowns are getting a raw deal.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 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 Plus
6 1.6k 148 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 12 15.2k 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 Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
8 Mar 2014 8:26PM
You're so popular, Ade. Smile
Paul Morgan 15 18.4k 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 12 15.2k 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.
teabelly 5 37 England
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 5 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?
saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 Norway
9 Mar 2014 9:49AM
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 5 580 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 Plus
6 6.2k 33 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 8 5.9k
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 Plus
14 4.0k 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.


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