Andrew Black - lists wrote:
Not specifically an OG issue but I am a little annoyed
by the following
Are the following pictures by any chance related :
A bit of background. I took some pictures of some local places, partly
for the following page
and partly for RGL.
The guy who has "stolen" my picture is the maintained of the google map.
I hardly know they guy (met him a couple of times) but I do know a
mutual friend reasonably well. Think I will go via this friend.
Legally I think he has infringed my copyright. Even if I had licenced my
picture as CC he should attribute me. I (implicitly) gave him
permission to use the pics on the google map. Should have asked for
This happens all the time on flickr - generally firing off an email
asking him to either use your copy or give attribution on the image (or
whatever other solution you prefer) seems to work. Sometimes the picture
copying stuff is malicious, but generally it's misunderstandings of how
flickr works or, as I assume in this case, not entirely understanding
the license/what you meant when you said he could use the image.
Saying "you can use my image" is different, in my mind at least, to "you
can take my image, recrop it and post it without attribution", but many
people think they are the same (and probably would be the same in the
old world of paper prints). Best that you tell him nicely before someone
more rabid starts trying to get his flickr account shut down.
Billy Abbott http://billyabbott.co.uk