Russell Posted August 25, 2015 Share Posted August 25, 2015 I think we all feel pretty disgruntled when someone appropriates one of our images and uses it without permission or reference to us, the photographer. How do we feel when a supposed photographer steals an internet image, publishes it on Alamy and claims copyright. I know that this has happened, because I know the real photographer. He’s not an Alamy contributor. Once he found out about the misappropriation he contacted Alamy. Taking their cue from Pontius Pilate they called for a bowl of water, washed their hands and said “we request you to contact this contributor directly with any questions you may have regarding these images.” In other words, nothing to do with us. Am I alone in finding this a disappointing response? After all, we expect Alamy to protect our images. Surely when it is demonstrated to them that an image that they are publishing has been stolen they have a moral (and probably legal) duty to investigate. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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