what will across in your mind whenever you see one of your picture appears on the net or newspaper or magazine but the credit title is something but your name?
angry? yes! sad? of course! mad? don’t even ask! but take an action to against the piracy, thiefs and misused purposes are more importants for me. because this is speaking about copyrighted materials and already stolen by others without any prior permission. and this is also about etiquette, manners and morality.
as per january 31th 2008, one of my picture about belitung island as appears on my belitung page on vt also in my personal weblog already been misused by an agency [how kind am i not to mentioned the name clearly! i am not coward but i am awaiting their good will to treat this case as something serious due to copyrighted material, courtesy fee and misused purpose on their side] to promote sriwijaya air, a national airlines on klasika page 40, kompas newspaper –nationalwide circulation.
i believe in karma and i respect the etiquette, manners and morality of everybody related in this case. i already took an action at the first chance. now wait … who have the guts?
to refresh about do i talk falsely or correctly, let’s see these pictures as appears below and please let me know, if there’s a difference amongst them.
* the original ones * (c) ukirsari
* the copy ones *
and below is a letter from giampiero, vt general manager and webmaster from virtual tourist dot com, where i join as a member and keep my travel journals and pictures.
Received: Feb 05, 2008 23:31
Subject: RE: my picture has been stolen
It is truly amazing that an ad agency would do this. I can see an amateur website doing this, but in the US, the agency would be liable for use fees, royalties and damages. That said, it’s good that they followed back to you.
Usually people try to ignore these things. It’s very very unprofessional. When you meet with them, I would suggest that they pay you the regular fee that they would pay to use a photograph + a courtesy fee to you. It’s your right to expect that and they should also fire the person who did that.
If you think they took it from VT, you can tell them, that VT is also aware of the problem, and the fact that they took the photo from VT site, means that they are legally liable to us. Let them know that we are aware of it, and if they don’t provide satisfaction to you, that we will also act against them. If they took it from your blog, then perhaps they can help as well.
Thanks for letting me know, I’d be curious to hear the outcome.
With Very Best Wishes,