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    hope to see a new chapter in the Singapore Law...

    Sausage vs Singapore Mag
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    Default Re: Photos taken by you, appearing in publications without your consent?

    Quote Originally Posted by westwest2 View Post
    first...you got to make sure a Writ of summon is servced to them...

    two...how much u going to claim in damages...

    three...do you have the money to fight against them...

    four...do you emontionally think you can handle the case against them?

    five...do you have the time?
    i mentioned letter of demand via registered mail

    registered mail is quite cheap what

    if you don't fight for your own right then who is going to fight for you?

    to protect my own rights i have the time, questions is does the publisher

    want to fight a losing battle

    have the ability to do damage control to their reputation

    have the time to fight the battle

    can suvive the bad publicity?

    remember the case of streetdirectory.com and their maps being used by 3rd parties without payment.

    I believe each company got sued S$10K

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i mentioned letter of demand via registered mail

    registered mail is quite cheap what

    if you don't fight for your own right then who is going to fight for you?

    to protect my own rights i have the time, questions is does the publisher

    want to fight a losing battle

    have the ability to do damage control to their reputation

    have the time to fight the battle

    can suvive the bad publicity?

    remember the case of streetdirectory.com and their maps being used by 3rd parties without payment.

    I believe each company got sued S$10K
    actually...

    just remember... u got alot of ppl standing behind you...
















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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i mentioned letter of demand via registered mail

    registered mail is quite cheap what

    if you don't fight for your own right then who is going to fight for you?

    to protect my own rights i have the time, questions is does the publisher

    want to fight a losing battle

    have the ability to do damage control to their reputation

    have the time to fight the battle

    can suvive the bad publicity?

    remember the case of streetdirectory.com and their maps being used by 3rd parties without payment.

    I believe each company got sued S$10K
    $10k in cold hard cash ! i think u can buy a new body plus some G lenses...

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    Default Re: Photos taken by you, appearing in publications without your consent?

    not only that, a win from you will send the message to publishers that we take our work seriously
    and thou shalt not steal

    everyone here in CS, in fact all photographers will benifit

    yes even westwest2

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest2 View Post
    wah lao...letter of demand is NOT useful at all...they simply going to throw it away...

    get it to the writ of summon stage...then that is diff...they will not ignore it already...

    Not true at all, it works sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest2 View Post
    maybe it works cause its company vs one person

    but in this case its one person vs company...will not work at all...

    That is again not true at all.

    Been there, done it, it works. The law is fair and just.

    As long you know your full rights , and it is infringed and you feel it is worth your effort (or rights or monies or whatever you call it), you may want to proceed.

    Please do *NOT* let others steal your rights. If we do , we are equally at fault, for not educating the masses.

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    don't worry man sausage! i'll be behind you.
    I Love You :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koelsch View Post
    don't worry man sausage! i'll be behind you.
    everybody hold a sausage infront of them and say...

    ONE FOR ALL & ALL FOR ONE... yummy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    Recently 6 photos that I had taken and placed on my website appeared in a local magazine without my permission.

    I wrote to the editor and was impressed by his promptness as he called me the very next day to inform me that the article was actually contributed by another organization. He forwarded my email to them.

    About 4 days later a representative from that organization called me to explain

    1. the article was written a very long time ago and only submitted for publication recently.
    2. they had asked around in forums for photo contributions and the photos were submitted by 'a photographer'


    I'm not quite sure of their reason for bringing up point 1, but point 2 got my attention.

    Now, I realize in this age of huge storage space and high-speed transfers, there's not much we can do to prevent this short of not even putting up our photos, but I'm wondering, is there any quality control practice that publishers can adopt to reduce instances of them unknowingly publishing photos that don't actually belong to the contributors?

    I understand this sort of thing has happened to many people previously.. how did you handle it?
    btw, able to make any mention of the magazine, publisher and contributor here? who knows, maybe other members' pictures have been used as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin View Post
    btw, able to make any mention of the magazine, publisher and contributor here? who knows, maybe other members' pictures have been used as well
    that wouldn't surprise me, i've heard its a VERY common occurrance here.

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    Woah this is downright disrespectful! Publications should be informed accordingly that their images will be used. My friend was a victim of this too. He was asked by his friend to shoot the Filipino band, Sino Si Kat? we were just surprised that someone used his photo when he uploaded it on the Internet. So just be careful guys!

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    How come your post got so many links one.

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    Well, I guess the issue is over.


    Contributor called me, said it wouldn't happen again and they'd ask future photo contributors whether they had taken the photos from my site.

    No word from the mag editor after the initial call, and nothing is going to happen after this. Because the responsibility was passed to the contributor.

    And so the only people who know this happened are those of you reading about it here.

    That's Singapore print media for you.

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    I think after all this, they should at least publish something in their magazine that gives you credit for your photos, instead of just keeping it hush hush. Like no respect for the owner of the pics like that...

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    What I was hoping for from the editor was at least just a final phone call for a closure and to confirm what the article contributor had said to me. But I guess the mentality with our local media is contributor messes up, contributor answers for it, none of editor's business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    What I was hoping for from the editor was at least just a final phone call for a closure and to confirm what the article contributor had said to me. But I guess the mentality with our local media is contributor messes up, contributor answers for it, none of editor's business.
    write to newspaper lor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    What I was hoping for from the editor was at least just a final phone call for a closure and to confirm what the article contributor had said to me. But I guess the mentality with our local media is contributor messes up, contributor answers for it, none of editor's business.
    Kinda like HC not checking on some Thailand company that was under Thudsin and just take things at face value... Zzz.. dun tell me from lower to upper echelons also all like that with the same modus operandi? *slaps forehead*

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    Anyway today my friend's photos got published in another magazine. Their editor sent him the article with his photos incorporated, for his approval, and did a short bio on him as well as gave a link to his site. This, I feel, is the proper way it should have been done. The mag that used my photos has just released a new issue this month, and no mention of this was made anywhere at all. Swept under the carpet, as they say.

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    Don't just rant about it, if you feel strongly, then take steps of your own to get your own redress. You seem to only be hoping for things to be done.

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