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Difficult one, but I'd say not. I'd record  all details, get it removed promptly, then report the user to Wikipedia. I notice that the link you provide lists the photographer page as 'not yet created'.

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The question arises- where did they get it at full size?

Has it ever been licensed legitimately, from Alamy or elsewhere? Or have you published it elsewhere yourself?

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Just now, spacecadet said:

The question arises- where did they get it at full size?

Has it been licensed legitimately?

 

Was about to say the same. It's been bought and then misused would be my thinking.

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Yeah! I just noticed there is no watermark.

 

Allan

 

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53 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

The question arises- where did they get it at full size?

Has it ever been licensed legitimately, from Alamy or elsewhere? Or have you published it elsewhere yourself?

 

PU or presentation sale maybe?

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So Jaru-er  is not you, Jan Rune Eriksen.

Hm.

Remarkably the other image the uploader to Wikipedia has posted, is also one of yours.

The image is being used here:

https://www.wearethepit.com/2020/08/10-things-lords-of-chaos-got-right-and-wrong-about-black-metal/

https://pl.qaz.wiki/wiki/Fantoft_Stave_Church

 

wim

 

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18 minutes ago, wiskerke said:

So Jaru-er  is not you, Jan Rune Eriksen.

Hm.

Remarkably the other image the uploader to Wikipedia has posted, is also one of yours.

The image is being used here:

https://www.wearethepit.com/2020/08/10-things-lords-of-chaos-got-right-and-wrong-about-black-metal/

https://pl.qaz.wiki/wiki/Fantoft_Stave_Church

 

wim

 

Ah, missed that.

It's posted full-size, downloadable, on flickr under his name. So are his other images. It is set to all rights reserved.

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1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

Ah, missed that.

It's posted full-size, downloadable, on flickr under his name. So are his other images. It is set to all rights reserved.

 

Moral of this story is don't upload first rate photos to social media, including to Flickr.   I closed my account a few months ago.    His Flickr photostream is very nice.  Report this to Wikipedia. 

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28 minutes ago, MizBrown said:

 

Moral of this story is don't upload first rate photos to social media, including to Flickr.   I closed my account a few months ago.    His Flickr photostream is very nice.  Report this to Wikipedia. 

 

Nothing wrong with uploading first-rate pics - I use my SM to show my best work (and sometimes the funny outtakes) but I always, always downsize quite considerably and add a watermark, which serves two purposes - it's your brand and it helps make theft of the image harder. Although Alamy's exclusive contract generously allows you to upload to SM and sell on your own POD site, I think it comes under due diligence to at least take these precautions.

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7 hours ago, Cal said:

I always, always downsize quite considerably and add a watermark, which serves two purposes - it's your brand and it helps make theft of the image harder.

 

And that's another way to handle it. 

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2 hours ago, Russell said:

Be careful with this link folks. My virus checker doesn't like it and has blocked it.

 

I have uBlock Origin. For Chrome; Firefox.

Cannot recommend it enough. There's even a trick to halt ads on Youtube,

 

wim

 

 

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My sale history shows that this photo has been sold. If it is the buyer who has posted the picture on Wikipedia, will it then be a legal action? Here is a copy of the sale history for this picture:

 

2AH962X 2AH962X fantoft stavkirke 2 korigert jan rune eriksen 17 August 2020 Royalty-free 69 MB
6000 x 4000 pixels
2 MB compressed
Image use: Consumer goods Details of use: Calendar Print run: up to 2,500 Placement: Inside Duration: 1 year Country: Norway
$ 46.18
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If you're saying that the Wikipedia user Jaru-eri is not you, then it looks as though someone else is trying to impersonate you, which would almost certainly be illegal.

 

Alan

 

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6 hours ago, eriksen said:

My sale history shows that this photo has been sold. If it is the buyer who has posted the picture on Wikipedia, will it then be a legal action? Here is a copy of the sale history for this picture:

 

2AH962X 2AH962X fantoft stavkirke 2 korigert jan rune eriksen 17 August 2020 Royalty-free 69 MB
6000 x 4000 pixels
2 MB compressed
Image use: Consumer goods Details of use: Calendar Print run: up to 2,500 Placement: Inside Duration: 1 year Country: Norway
$ 46.18

Now used here as well

https://www.wander.am/travel/bergen-189/places/fantoft-stave-church-3193.en.html

https://www.wearethepit.com/2020/08/10-things-lords-of-chaos-got-right-and-wrong-about-black-metal/

 

However, why would a picture buyer trying to sell your image as a calendar post it up for free, full size at that, makes no sense at all.

 

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6 hours ago, eriksen said:

My sale history shows that this photo has been sold. If it is the buyer who has posted the picture on Wikipedia, will it then be a legal action? Here is a copy of the sale history for this picture:

 

2AH962X 2AH962X fantoft stavkirke 2 korigert jan rune eriksen 17 August 2020 Royalty-free 69 MB
6000 x 4000 pixels
2 MB compressed
Image use: Consumer goods Details of use: Calendar Print run: up to 2,500 Placement: Inside Duration: 1 year Country: Norway
$ 46.18

That licence wouldn't cover use on Wikipedia no. Get a DCMA notice to Wikipedia pronto.

Are you being impersonated?

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1 hour ago, Inchiquin said:

If you're saying that the Wikipedia user Jaru-eri is not you, then it looks as though someone else is trying to impersonate you, which would almost certainly be illegal.

 

Alan

 

I posted the picture in Wikipedia as a supplement to the page, but does that mean that the picture now is a public domain and is Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International a part of Wikipedia which has right to share this picture to everyone?

I also posted a picture of Gamlehaugen and that picture is also on Wikimedia now.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?search=jaru+eri&title=Special%3ASearch&profile=advanced&fulltext=1&advancedSearch-current={}&ns0=1&ns6=1&ns12=1&ns14=1&ns100=1&ns106=1#/media/File:Gamlehaugen_7_+_lum_newest.tif

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If you posted the image on Wihipedia yourself, then you have automatically made it available under a CC licence.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Image_use_policy#Copyright_and_licensing

"Wikipedia encourages users to upload their own images. All user-created images must be licensed under a free license".

So you have effectively sabotaged your market for these images on Alamy because no-one need ever pay for them.

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6 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

If you posted the image on Wihipedia yourself, then you have automatically made it available under a CC licence.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Image_use_policy#Copyright_and_licensing

"Wikipedia encourages users to upload their own images. All user-created images must be licensed under a free license".

So you have effectively sabotaged your market for these images on Alamy because no-one need ever pay for them.

OK! I understand. But are there any ways to remove them in order to stop the free license for these pictures?

 

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Just now, eriksen said:

OK! I understand. But are there any ways to remove them in order to stop the free license for these pictures?

 

I assume there's a deletion process for Wikipedia but I don't know what it is. It wouldn't be retrospective, so you can't stop anyone who has already copied it.

You probably can't have the image as exclusive on Alamy, either.

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