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Use of photos by retailers

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:31 pm
by Pete B
I was searching last night for info on a species and came across one of my own photos.
I clicked on it and was surprised to find that it took me to an online cichlid retailer who have used my photo to advertise their stock.
Can they do that?
I live in the UK, but the retailer is in the US.

Re: Use of photos by retailers

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:33 am
by Philippe Burnel
The use of pictures without any autorisation is not permitted.
It must be removed.

Philippe (who found many of his pictures on the net ! )

Re: Use of photos by retailers

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:47 pm
by Lisachromis
Contact the site and ask them to remove your photos. If they don't you can contact their isp and let them know about the copyright infringement.

Re: Use of photos by retailers

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:55 pm
by Pete B
Thanks Phillipe and Lisa.

I did send them an email.
They have a links page to various cichlid sites, so I asked them, in return for using my pic, to add a link to the two sites where the image can be found. One is a forum where I'm a mod and the other a Rift lake info site.
No reply after 2 days.

Re: Use of photos by retailers

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:43 pm
by Pete B
Lisa, can you tell me where I find their isp please?
http://www.cichlidstore.com/shop/index. ... cts_id=293

Re: Use of photos by retailers

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:03 pm
by Lisachromis
Sent you a pm.

Re: Sv: Use of photos by retailers

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:29 am
by DRE
Or check if you can get payed for your services. ;)

Re: Use of photos by retailers

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:20 am
by Pete B
Thanks for the info Lisa.
I've sent a complaint to their isp.
Don't know how long it takes them to respond though.
DRE wrote:Or check if you can get payed for your services. ;)
The only "payment" I asked for was a link to the two sites where they could have got the pic from.
I take pics for my own pleasure and to be honest, that's not even a very good one. I have far better ones of that fish.

Re: Use of photos by retailers

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:22 am
by Pete B
Ah, I should have checked before posting the above reply.
The image has now been removed. :-D