Protect your COPYRIGHT !.

posted 3 years ago in Technology
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper

myphotos:  I believe you will find that the terms and conditions of most of those sites that you agree to when you sign up state that you give them permission to reproduce any image that you upload to it. So if you own the rights to your photos you are agreeing to let them use them. And if you do not own the copy right then you are the one breaking the law.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

myphotos:  and who says they sold it? Most sites don’t sell them they just allow the use of them as per their t’s & c’s. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m confused.

What on earth are you talking about? Wedding photo swap?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Well for starters, it is vital that anyone checks the Terms and Conditions of any site they plan to submit pictures to. Having said that, I’ve checked the T & C of a popular UK-based wedding swap site and it is clear that they are not copyright grabbing. Sure, they sell prints but actually, how do you think they make their money? They aren’t a benevolent society. 

Here’s what the site in question says about ownership, copyright and picture sales. These will be typical. Note that picture sales are only available to the people you give access to your album too.

Photo and content ownership<br />Any images you upload to XXXX Photo Swap are owned by you or the applicable copyright owner. You or the copyright holder give XXXX Photo Swap permission to show these photos and comments to others within the associated private wedding albums. You also give permission for these images to be downloaded or sold as prints to others within the associated private wedding album. XXXX Photo Swap will never use/sell or display your images to 3rd parties. You may remove your photos at any time by simply deleting them from within your account. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

myphotos:  What website are you even talking about? I assume you are concerned about wedding photographers losing their copyright? 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

myphotos:  Then the person who uploaded the photo to those site are the person who did something illegal and not the site. By uploading the pictures the individual is stating legally that they own the copyright or have permission to use the and sell the pictures.

The site is doing nothing wrong as they are in good faith believeing what the person who uploads the photos confirmed by agreeing to the terms and conditions- that they hold the copyright or have permission to reproduce or sell the images.

If you have a problem with anyone it should be the client/individual that uploads the images. Instead no you try and bad mouth these sites who are doing nothing wrong.

And if you own the copyright and uploaded the pictures then YOU need to read the T’s&C’s of any given site better rather than bitching baout stuff you missed because you skipped over the T’s & C’s.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  j_jaye.
Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper

myphotos:  It depends entirely on the indivdual site and it’s T’s&C’s. Sites like facebook for example you give permission for them to be on sold as per the T’s & C’s. Same as for a lot of the other photo sharing sites.

And since you haven’t named an individual site I think saying all sites (which YOU are implying) are breaching copy right is ridiculous. 

I understand copyright perfectly well but it seems like you don’t. If you put your photos on one of these sites without understanding their terms and conditions which may include on selling your photos then this is on you and not the site.

So which particular site are you talking about because I would be interested in reading their terms and conditions.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  j_jaye.
Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper

myphotos:  If you own the copy right and then sign an agreement giving someone else the rights to reproduce and sell the photos then yes indeed you do give them the right to sell the images.

WHAT ARE YOU NOT UNDERSTANDING ABOUT A LEGAL CONTRACT? Which is what the terms and conditions become when you agree with them.

As I said please give a link to this website so we can see the terms and conditions for that site? Because I would bet that it does say they can sell the photos which is probably why you are not linking it. An individual’s lack of understanding of a contract does not make it wrong. It just makes the person who agreed to the contract without understanding it stupid.

I am over this because you are never going to get over being butthurt about something that YOU are probably to blame for. Given the amount of outrage you are showing here I would say that you’re feeling mighty stupid and trying to bad mouth websites because you are trying to make them seem like the bad guy when you are the person with comprehension problem.

Why not go to a lawyer if you believe what you are saying? Oh right because they would laugh you out of the door because you have no case. So instead you come on the internet spewing crap.

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