What happens with incorrect crediting

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Lumberjack
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What happens with incorrect crediting

Post by Lumberjack » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:57 am

This has hapenned to me several times now. I have just seen a photograph in a book that is credited to me. I have never seen it before, and I certainly did not take it. The mix-up probably ocurred because I did give permission for some of my photographs to be used in the book, but certainly not that one. So - what happens if the copyright holder complains to the publisher or author (I have no connection with either of them, although I was happy to let them use some of my images free of charge!).
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Post by AndyJ » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:00 pm

Hi Lumberjack,

You should be fine because obviously you aren't responsible for the false attribution. In fact you have the moral right to object to being falsely credited as the author of a work you did not create.
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Post by Lumberjack » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:03 pm

OK thanks. I will probably just mention it to them and let them deal with it however they want. In the past, nothing came of it. Last time it hapenned, I knew I didn't take the picture because I was in the picture, aboard a ship that had just left the quay on a long voyage, and it was taken from the shore! :lol:
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