I've received an email from a friend regarding this matter. I've been thinking for days about this. I'm reluctant to post this coz it doesn't relate to me but the thought bothers me.
I've read about the same problem or you could just say scenario from eshark (his Violation or Disrespect post) and saiful (somewhere in his blog, I tried looking for it but I can't find it LOL) before.
Anyways, what the hell am I talking about? Stop beating around the bushes already!
Hehehe, just like wut's stated as the title. Photo usage. I know it's such a bad title LOL. But I couldn't think straight. Ogie, more like I'm a bit sleepy. Hmm, I think there must be some electricity sucking magnet somewhere that's making me a wiw (little) tired.
Back to the topic.
Ogie, lemme share the info I got from my friend. An attached print screen of a photo at the following website taken from Life in Borneo, here.
original link, here.I'm sorry, that's the only size of the print screen I got from the attachment.
Please compare the above circled (in red) photo with the following. Ehem, I copy the image location just to make comparison.
Photo taken from Life in Borneo site, here.
Are these two (2) photo the same? Or my eyes playing tricks on me?
Wait! Wait a minute. Why am I posting this again? This kind of thing is very common. Post anything on the internet, it's bound to be use rite?
Wrong! We ask for permission or we credit it back hehehe. Hey sometimes I use google to search for images and erm try to credit it back, if I remember where I took it from. *sweat.
Even for my photos, I'd watermark it. Or leave a note about photo usage. If they can use it or not. I mean sure they can use it, just credit it back to me. Easy peasy.
Actually, the email I receive is about the feedback that the photo owner receive from the opposing party. In this case erm, the website that uses the photo. We don't want to name names, just follow the bread crumbs.
Lets just say that it's an unhappy email. Hey it's not a problem if you told somebody who uses your image and he/she apologizes and give credit to the photo owner ogie. This is one thing I would like to prevent from happening. Try having somebody who uses your photo and told you that it wasn't taken from your website, when the photo is the exact same one. And not forgetting tell you that they forgot the URL for the original site from where they took the photo? I'll leave the obvious to let you guys figure it out.
No apology no nothing.
Wuah! I'd be pissed man. I'm telling the truth. Whoever is using my photo without my permission. I'm gonna put a HEX on you guys! *rofl. Kidding! I happen to know people who use my photos. What's wrong with apologizing? I know it's the best (proper) way to solve problem. Isn't it? People won't bite, you know?
Besides, it takes effort to take these photos ogie. I'd do it for fun sometimes but still, it's an effort! Sure, maybe they take it themselves, same angle and shite to make it identical. But what's the likelihood of that?
But then again, I still think this is not as serious as using it for and print it to make money. *roll eyes. I know who did this to my photos! *cries. I even came across a post from a deviantART artist from somewhere Europe about her work being printed as calendars or was it notepads in China. That's be the worst case scenario where you can't even trace the person who's doing that.
Anyways, I'm not posting this to give people bad names. I just wanna get it out from my head and just need feedbacks on how to avoid this thing from happening. That's about it.
I apologize if I said anything that is out of context.
Uh oh, and I'm sorry if my engrish is too "great" XD