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    Default Another case of copyright infringement

    I found another model agency that infringed my copyright. The photos were used in a compcard and uploaded to their website without my permission.
    And the model also never allowed them to use the photos!!

    Just FYI to let you guys check if your pics are used. Here's their URL
    http://www.rolemodel-int.com/female.html
    Last edited by kirk; 18th June 2010 at 01:15 AM.

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    Then u should quickly take action.

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    Seems like things are going out of hands !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirk View Post
    I found another model agency that infringed my copyright. The photos were used in a compcard and uploaded to their website without my permission.
    And the model also never allowed them to use the photos!!

    Just FYI to let you guys check if your pics are used. Here's their URL
    http://www.rolemodel-int.com/female.html
    lol... first things first... where did u upload ur photos to? the tncs sometimes do not protect u one

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    Default Re: Another case of copyright infringement

    I only gave the photos to the model lo, with instructions that she cannot pass them to third parties for usage.

    She sent the photos to them as part of her portfolio and specifically told them not to put on their website. The photos were editted into the compcard and uploaded anyway.

    However, it seems they are quite responsive. I sent out an email yesterday night and got a reply from them this morning. They should be taking the photos off soon, unlike some other agencies in the past who gave lots of excuses.

    Will have to wait and see ba. Hope you guys are not affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirk View Post
    I only gave the photos to the model lo, with instructions that she cannot pass them to third parties for usage.

    She sent the photos to them as part of her portfolio and specifically told them not to put on their website. The photos were editted into the compcard and uploaded anyway.

    However, it seems they are quite responsive. I sent out an email yesterday night and got a reply from them this morning. They should be taking the photos off soon, unlike some other agencies in the past who gave lots of excuses.

    Will have to wait and see ba. Hope you guys are not affected.
    send them an invoice. cause if this is the case u can go claim some kopi money from them.

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    Quite amazing that they actually leave the photographer's watermark on the photos used ...
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    Default Re: Another case of copyright infringement

    so which one is your photo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by voxies09 View Post
    so which one is your photo?
    http://www.rolemodel-int.com/charlotte.html
    As of this moment 18 Jun 2010 12.52am, the photos are unchanged. Main photo on the left side is a cropped photo from one of mine, and to the right of the main photo, both photos on the top row. My copyright markings were PSed away. Anyway they claim that another person did the editing and put up everything but that person is no longer with the company, left one man operation only. And that they will remove the said photos soon. Wait wait lo....

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    I say nail them. Using images without permission is akin to stealing.
    Last edited by snowspeeder; 19th June 2010 at 01:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirk View Post
    http://www.rolemodel-int.com/charlotte.html
    As of this moment 18 Jun 2010 12.52am, the photos are unchanged. Main photo on the left side is a cropped photo from one of mine, and to the right of the main photo, both photos on the top row. My copyright markings were PSed away. Anyway they claim that another person did the editing and put up everything but that person is no longer with the company, left one man operation only. And that they will remove the said photos soon. Wait wait lo....
    Regardless, the person who owns the company has to be held responsible.

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    Default Re: Another case of copyright infringement

    Taken down liaoz. Website is now "Under Reconstruction". After this episode, they are probably more aware about photographers' copyrights.

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    Default Re: Another case of copyright infringement

    Great to hear that.
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