Friday, July 17, 2009

Photo Sales and Copyright Violation

A record company in the UK paid the invoice I sent. They had used my Freak Out Carnival Ride image on a CD cover without my permission.

Ironically, the copyright was infringed upon twice. First by a Lion's Club Web site creator. When the image was copied to the Lion's Club site, my contact info and copyright notice had been cropped off.

The "artist" who created the CD cover claimed:

"As you can see there was no visible copyright or rights of ownership for the image and from looking at the other pictures of the ride on the site I just thought these were personal snaps from the fair. I do apologize for the misunderstanding here and I am happy to remove the artwork from the release if necessary."

Now the photo is everywhere:

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