JaniMarkus Hasa Posted March 2, 2020 Share Posted March 2, 2020 (edited) Got e-mail today from Alamy Copyright Team. "This an email to inform you that we have removed some images in your collection. This is in response to the increase in the number of complaints we have been receiving from mural artists chasing infringements of their work. We have an ongoing process in place where we actively sweep for street art and murals to identify images that could be problematic. As this subject continues to be a hot issue, we’ve removed the following images from your collection to prevent any potential issues; (5 images identified)...Please understand, we are doing this to help protect you from any third-party issues, we're working with a huge number of images so please bear with us during this ongoing process." Those images removed were of Mission murals in San Francisco. All were marked editorial only. Although I feel Alamy has every right to remove images, I still think they would've made good editorial photos. For example one of the images had only text: "Housing is a Human RIght!" Now, if that is the message the artist wanted to tell, I believe it would have been much more efficient to have that mural on newspaper rather than visible only to people passing Clarion Alley. I have uploaded quite a lot of street art images and some from museums too. If all shall be removed, I'll probably have half of the portfolio left. Anyway I knew the risks, can't blame anybody else. Edited March 2, 2020 by JaniMarkus Hasa Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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