Lewis Lang STOLE my images, What shall I do?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by graham.drabble, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. New Jersey photographer Lewis Lang stole my images and sold them for
    profit. What can I do about this?
    graham.drabble, Feb 1, 2005
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    Go talk to a lawyer. Ask him about "libel", "defamation" and

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Feb 2, 2005
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  3. Also, and more importantly, copyright infringement. I'm a 'pro' and have
    had a lot of problems in this field. Rather than going to a lawyer in the
    first place you can check the copyright law of your country and armed with
    this can quote 'the law' to the person/people infringing your rights.
    Usually, handled tactfully, the person responsible will be keen to come to
    some amicable arrangement - eg. the usual reproduction/usage fee plus an
    amount for the infringement of your rights. If you are then not able to get
    satisfaction, see a lawyer.

    Richard \(UK\), Feb 4, 2005
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    Sheldon Guest

    You automatically own the copyright on anything you produce whether you
    register it or not. Problem is, with digital and all that, you will still
    have to prove that you took the original image. I deal with this a lot in
    the writing world, but how would you prove this in a digital world where
    virtually every image is a clone of the next? And the only reason you can
    often win in the writing world is that there is usually a paper/email trail
    moving along with your work.

    Sheldon, Feb 7, 2005
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    John Francis Guest

    Easy. I've got the full-resolution, uncropped, unmodified image.
    I never put that on the web for any image I care about. If I do want to
    put a high-resolution image up, I'll still crop it slightly (lose those
    extra 8 pixels in a 3008 x 2008 image, for example).
    John Francis, Feb 7, 2005
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