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Old 11-15-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Unauthorized use of my photo by Menís Fitness Magazine

So here’s the back story, I’m a journalist and I mainly write for The Hot Zone Online (professional hot sauce reviewer and cover industry events). I do all the research and take all the photos for my articles. I allow the owners of the site to publish my work while still retaining the rights to it.

I was at one of my favorite sites and saw a link with a small avatar OF MY picture from my review of Rogue's Chipotle Ale (click to see the picture in the article). I click through and sure as heck there is my picture on their site ( Seen right here ). Needless to say they both received an email asking them to take it down, or credit me on the site.

Not the first time I've had my stuff stolen by other companies.... it’s so sad how even the professionals just grab images without concern for who owns them. What’s’ really sad is had they asked for my permission, I would have gladly said yes. Going to out see if this actually made it into their magazine….


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Old 11-15-2008, 07:22 PM   #2
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Keep us posted on how this turns out... With photography being one of my other hobbies, I hate to see this kind of stuff happen.


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Old 11-15-2008, 07:32 PM   #3
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Buy digital watermarking software/service for your photos.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:51 PM   #4
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Well, the email that's listed on their site just bounced back to me as undeliverable...I tried an alternate address.
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:00 PM   #5
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Might go to the magazine's parent company, American Media.
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I think I'd be a little more annoyed.
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I think you should be prepared to discuss your fees for using your images.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:29 AM   #8
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I think I'd be a little more annoyed.
Like I've said, seen it before....but this one just got me going.

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I think you should be prepared to discuss your fees for using your images.
Oh, believe me, I am. If they don't respond in a week, I'm going to a lawyer.

Still can't find their magazine on the shelfs (been to a grocery store and a book store). Have to look at the library next.
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They might only be using it on their online content and if so, they'll probably pull it down. If it's in print, well then you have a case for compensation I'd think.
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I work in the media as well...and many policies for this kind of thing run along these lines (paraphrasing): The internet is like the wild west. Period. If you don't like what you see and ask to have it taken down, it's no big deal. Normally they'll take it down. The online editor for Men's Health or whatever just did a google search on "Rogue Chipotle" and pulled your pic never thinking that you, the needle in the haystack, would ever see/care/pitch a fit over their usage. If it's only online they'll take it down, no compensation, no credit, no nothing. But as the above poster stated, if it's in print...well...that might be another story. I would bet a month's worth of homebrew it's not in the mag though.

I know what it's like to see your work out and about unauthorized. It really sucks when that work wins an award and you get 0 credit. Trust me.


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