razyl wrote in post #14940815
Well I disagree....or at least I dont know of a better alternative or forum to out people. Yes I guess I'm taking advantage of POTN's popularity and google search effectiveness but as a lot of newbies look on this forum it will hopefully also help to highlight to everyone what can happen or the worst of photography... and hopefully teach people a (small) way to combat it.
Legally I dont see any options. Without being defeatist even the AIPP
's legal advice is to "contact the photographer in question and be professional". What?! They're basically admit any legal action is difficult or nigh ineffective being that the photographers in question are overseas. This is my national body that represents the largest number of Australian and NZ professional photographers pretty much shrugging their shoulders and going "you cant do much about it".
So by creating these posts I hope I AM doing something about it. It's the best way I can think of to combat the theft of my images and the out and out dishonesty of a (very small) number of people in the industry.
Have you contacted Binski about this?
I think it is important to catch blatant illegal usage of photographs. Some of my photos have been stolen, too, and I have no pity for those who do it. We have not had many of these threads here, and I'm sure there is no trend going on. Exposing stolen photos to public via POTN is fine by me as long as the case is proven but I feel it would only be fair that target is made aware of this thread for comments.