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:lol: :lol: :lol:  - sorry, just couldn't help but laugh.  No problem getting a settlement though (one would hope)!

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:lol: :lol: :lol:  - sorry, just couldn't help but laugh.  No problem getting a settlement though (one would hope)!

 

Quite, the embarrassment factor shopuld be enough to get a speedy resolution!

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I wonder if the UK tabloids would use this as one of their (many) silly stories ?    you could get paid then for the use of your image.

 

Try it !

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I wonder if the UK tabloids would use this as one of their (many) silly stories ?    you could get paid then for the use of your image.

 

Try it !

 

Excellent idea.

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I might go tabloid, but I suspect getting paid for that might also be tricky

 

I followed the twitter page through to their website, and reported it as an non emergency crime!

 

I'll wait and see if they get back to me

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Especially ironic that the subject of the tweet was locking up your property.

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Incredible !

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I'd say, "call the cops". :-)

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This is an interesting point. My 8 year old became very familiar with another stock agency name which turned it to be because his teacher used watermarked images in class.

 

What is the position on watermarked image use? They are low resolution and advertise the agency. Are they allowed to be used?

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I might go tabloid, but I suspect getting paid for that might also be tricky

 

I followed the twitter page through to their website, and reported it as an non emergency crime!

 

I'll wait and see if they get back to me

Quality :D .... oh I wish I could see their faces when they realise what they've done!!!!

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Frustrating but what a hoot!  :)

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Not familiar with that site. From where? Oh gosh, the police!

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Alamy won't chase it. I've been there and got that particular T-shirt.

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It's difficult to laugh hollowly when your jaw is hitting the floor!

Hope you get a good settlement.

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This is an interesting point. My 8 year old became very familiar with another stock agency name which turned it to be because his teacher used watermarked images in class.

 

What is the position on watermarked image use? They are low resolution and advertise the agency. Are they allowed to be used?

No. It's infringement like any other.

It's also flagrant, which helps with the settlement. You can't plead ignorance (not that it's a defence) with the watermark staring you in the face.

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pretty sure they will pay up - especially if they think you are going to the tabloids with the story

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Scrolling down the twitter feed it is clear they are not  in the habit of of using stock imagery and tend to use only their own images. The best thing that could come of this would be if this case (with an apology and proper reparation)  went viral and became an education to the millions of other social media users who don't understand the concept of copyright. 

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I thought I'd seen it all, but this - this is on a different level.  Unbelievable!!!

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Just found one of my watermarked alamy images used on a Twitter Feed, check out who is using it!

 

https://twitter.com/PSNIAntrim/status/755429813112954880

 

Did you get a 'screen shot'?

 

 

Screen grab taken, and archived, awaiting a reply.

 

 

Looking forward to the excuse (of the "he walked into my fist" type, perhaps)...

 

The Guardian, for a story??

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Reminds me of a story from Sheila Smart a few years back where she chased the British police for using one of her images without license to promote crime prevention,  i think the subject was the stealing of bikes,  from what i recall Sheila received a handsome fee.

 

Paul.

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