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However, why are we so merciless towards this guy? He could have done wrong, maybe naively or desperate for portfolio (which he needs to show his first client) or trying to impress some girls (which long ago happened before). Instead of going hard on him, why not giving him a second chance.
Like what Joho mentioned, We are human first then photographer. Human has feelings, so do animals (I think) and I would like to add; what differential animals from human is not just feeling but we have the ability to think and reasons.
He may be alittle stupid but why drive him to an end or no end. As a senior photographer or association, instead of slamming him, educate him. Photographers should take care of each other instead of slamming each other. Anyone can go wrong even the best in the world, its only matter of time.
As we all know he has a wedding coming, imagine he doesn't turn up, who will suffer in the end, I think the couple unless they can find a replacement.
I believe everyone deserves a second chance.
Special Note to ritexposure: My friend, you had done something really stupid, don't be afraid, no one can eat you up. Why not you apologise to the photographers whom photographs you had taken. I believe they will forgive you and if you really keen in doing wedding, WPAS is holding a gathering and I believe they will welcome you and willing to guide you....
All the best to you.
btw, aren't u facing the same problem too? i noticed you removed the images after someone posted that you used the images without asking. IIRC, you scanned 2 pages from a regional FHM magazine.
If Life worked on auto mode then manual mode for photography would have never existed.” ― Deeksha Mittal
i will find out more regarding this type of copyright and i will be very careful next
--- obviously he lied as he has stolen the images. the question here is can we forgive him and give him a second chance?
Actually, i wouldn't say they are merciless. They haven't taken legal action against him yet, and they are meeting to discuss the next steps, not necessarily to sue his arse to heck and beyond.
Of course, having said that, I say again that I don't think this "riteexposure" person is being honest and forthright with his victims yet. He hasn't been transparent about his identity to any of the victims, and makes no effort to identify who he stole from and contact them to apologise. All he does is post in a thread (to my knowledge).
I understand where you're coming from in asking that they give him a chance, but he has to earn his chance as well, and earning it is one thing he definately isn't doing. Sure, the WPAS could take him under their wing and guide him. BUT if he doesn't show any remorse for his actions, taking him in would only be condoning his actions and it would in turn send a signal that encourages others to do similar things to "earn" an apprenticeship with the WPAS or another association. (that of course is a slight exaggeration.)
At the same time, I'm not advocating legal action against him. IF he is as young as he says he is, and IF his financial situation is as he says it is, then as someone suggested before, he can simply pay nominal sums as a form of recompense. BUT if he lied to try to get off lightly, then by all means sue him.
I'm not attempting to force my views on anyone, this is just my 2 cents (or thereabouts) worth and a response to Bobman's view. (no offense intended Bobman)
just to add abit... just look at our avatars, are the images created by ourselves????
I think continuing along the commercial/noncommercial distinctiion is a seriously wrong way to go about things. Non-commercial usage is infringement, whether or not they generate income.
As i've said before, if i'm wrong, please correct me, otherwise i'd remain ignorant and may unknowingly breach copyright in future.