in today's (30th July 2006) The Sunday Times Lifestyle front page, the newspaper very blatantly infringed the Copyright Act by publishing pictures taken off various blogs without prior authorisation of a number of the photographers.
And I know this because one of the photos used in the montage is of me taken by my friend.
If anyone recognises any of the other parties in the pictures used in the montage on the front page of today's (30th July 2006) The Sunday Times Lifestyle section, please PM me with any way to get in touch with the owner of the photographs. Thanks
For further reference please refer to the link below
Infringement occurs when one does something that only the copyright owner has
the exclusive rights to do, without his consent, or when one commercially deals with infringing goods. Examples would be if one photocopies an article without the consent of the copyright owner or if one knowingly sells infringing goods.
It is important to note that one does not need to have reproduced the entire copyright
work before infringement takes place. It is an infringement as long as a substantial amount of the original work, quality-wise, has been copied.
Remedies are the measures of relief that the Court can grant to a person whose rights are infringed. In civil lawsuits, remedies for copyright owners include injunctions (to stop someone from doing something), damages (whether actual damages, as proved, or statutory damages), and account of profits. Where it is proper to do so, considering the flagrancy of the infringement, the Court may also order additional damages to be paid by the infringing party to the copyright owner.
An award of statutory damages is a remedy that the Court may order against the infringing party without the need for the copyright owner to prove the loss he has suffered as a result of the infringement. This is subject to a per-work ceiling of $10 000 and to an aggregate ceiling of $200,000/- for the particular action.