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by happinessforever
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: German Co Using Photo of Me in Marketing Material
Replies: 15
Views: 11485

small update: we have now found the 'photo competition' online, it is a flickr group from 2009 where people can upload photos to this flickr group (and i suppose in doing so the person transfers the rights to the Company), for potential use in their catalogue. However, our photo does not appear amon...
by happinessforever
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: German Co Using Photo of Me in Marketing Material
Replies: 15
Views: 11485

hi there must be brief now, but we have now had a reply from the company. Firstly, they state that their 'publisher' is an offshore company based in the Philippines. Not sure how this impacts our case, but it doesnt sound good and seems that they are attempting to distance themselves from their own ...
by happinessforever
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: German Co Using Photo of Me in Marketing Material
Replies: 15
Views: 11485

Hi Andy Nice to hear from you again, thanks for the post. I think this legislation you have quoted supports our case (specifically the breach of privacy aspect) as no consent or allowance was ever given, certainly no reward received, (*and I am still alive) ;) We have further discovered that the pho...
by happinessforever
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: German Co Using Photo of Me in Marketing Material
Replies: 15
Views: 11485

Thank you :) I think it would be wise to get the nice German lawyer I spoke with on board. I will let you know how we progress when anything of significance happens. thanks again for all of your helpful words.
by happinessforever
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: German Co Using Photo of Me in Marketing Material
Replies: 15
Views: 11485

we decided to look back even further and found the image is also in the 2011 catalogue in the same prominent position as in the 2012 catalogue... this is a huge company, when you go to download the brochure, you have options to d/l it Chinese, etc. True global reach. So i am beginning to think it mi...
by happinessforever
Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: German Co Using Photo of Me in Marketing Material
Replies: 15
Views: 11485

well the photo has now been spotted in their brand new Winter 2013 catalogue! Albeit in a smaller form, it now appears as part of a collage on the opening pages. However, this should certainly strengthen our case even further. Dont know if you would be interested to see the letter Ive written, (with...
by happinessforever
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: German Co Using Photo of Me in Marketing Material
Replies: 15
Views: 11485

Many thanks again. I am in the process of composing my letter and I will let you know what happens. I may come back with one more question or two before I am ready to send it, but hopefully I wont need to trouble you further. Your taking the time to answer my questions has been sincerely appreciated...
by happinessforever
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: German Co Using Photo of Me in Marketing Material
Replies: 15
Views: 11485

hi i have now spoken with a nice German lawyer and he also agreed we (photographer and I) should be due some compensation for this infringement and the breach of privacy aspects. He explained to me what steps he would take should we choose to instruct him... initially they would send a 'cease and de...
by happinessforever
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: German Co Using Photo of Me in Marketing Material
Replies: 15
Views: 11485

Hi Andy Many thanks for your reply and your invaluable insight. Very much appreciated. I am now in contact with a German firm who has a London office, and I have made more emphasis regarding the breach of privacy aspect. I am pleased to know that this is taken very seriously in Germany. As the copyr...
by happinessforever
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: German Co Using Photo of Me in Marketing Material
Replies: 15
Views: 11485

German Co Using Photo of Me in Marketing Material

Hi I am a British musician and back in 2008 i was joking around backstage with a friend of mine who is a photographer. I picked up a piece of musical equipment (which does not belong to me) and struck a very silly sultry pose with it, completely in jest, and he took a photo. this was a funny persona...