20th October 2004, 11:43 PM
something that i need to inform all CS members..
there has been pictures of celebs being posted here... and i am fully aware of. However it has come to my personal attention that there are pple who will leech these photographs and reproduce them and sell them as their own.
esp for the photos on the recent Singapore melody awards. on the S.H.E, i have found that there are lots of these photos being circulated in the Fc, Shops and the fc members who happen to be my classmates. I am sure that this photo was copyrighted when i saw it on CS. So i didnt know is that is the photo being sold or was it being circulated illegally...
I am now concern about such copyrights and of course i want to raise this to all of the photographers here. Whether you are the official / Non-official photographers who are taking celebrities photos, i URGE you to watermark + copyright the pictures. i know it will look ugly. but hey... its ur Copyright, and i know u wouldnt want others to make use of ur photos as their own and make money outta it...
i am extremely sensitive to the copyright of my products thats why i dun post. simply because i have been bitten once...
therefore i URGE all CS members to copyright their photos and watermark them... so that pple will not make use of the photos as their own. Pass this around to all Event photographers for Celebrities, and all other photographers who usually post celebrity photographs.
Its your Copyright, Its your Property and its ur Master-piece....
dun let piracy degrade the work of hardworking photographers like us....
20th October 2004, 11:48 PM
20th October 2004, 11:54 PM
21st October 2004, 12:07 AM
21st October 2004, 02:06 AM
These laws are usually meant for large companies. Small fries are not usually entertained because of economic reasons.
Originally Posted by jonlou
21st October 2004, 02:10 AM
Oh i totally agree with you, we should do something to prevent people taking our pics to either link or worst still! Sell it!
21st October 2004, 02:19 AM
let go out full force , hand in hand to fight all this pirates , thieves . . .
21st October 2004, 08:13 PM
lets us stand up against Photo Piracy !
21st October 2004, 08:17 PM
what makes you say that? law is law. and it applies to all parties, unless it's explicitly stated that it applies only "large companies".
Originally Posted by AReality
meaning to say, if you have resources to engage a lawyer and want to take the copyright infringment to court, i don't see why you can't do that.
21st October 2004, 10:43 PM