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Copyright infringement on Dreamstime

Egid22
Hi,

I need some advice!

A certain Michaelbfoley is selling an image of my work on Dreamstime. I would not mind it, if there was a credit to me in the description.

I have contacted Dreamstime. They have requested some info and then they vanished. I suppose they are not interested in that sort of stuff.

Of course, I cannot get any contact details of that Michaelbfoley either.

Any advice of how to resolve this?

Thank you,
Egidija


PS Here's from the copyright law:
"All two-dimensional uses of the sculpture do not need the artist's consent, do not therefore breach copyright in the work - because it is permanently situated in a public place where the public can see it (that was the artist's intention) - and can therefore make two-dimensional versions of it. However, the makers of such 2D images are obliged to publish an acknowledgement of the author of the work when they make and issue such reproductions, whether doing so on a commercial or non-commercial basis. "
Posted: 02/27/2013, 16:14:32 PM
Dudau
Admin
Hi!

Next to each image, there are two tabs: Download and Tools. Under the Tools tab, you can send a message to the contributor, so you can ask him to credit you in the description.

I'm sure he didn't have bad intentions.
Dreams
Posted: 02/27/2013, 16:49:49 PM
Egid22
Thank you! I am sure he did not. I have written in and I will see what happens.

I do not use Dreamstime myself - I was forwarded the link by a friend. The website does not really offer a clear idea of how to deal with the sort of issues. And the "customer services" are not helpful at all.

Thank you again!
Posted: 02/27/2013, 17:06:01 PM
Parkinsonsniper
I really wonder the mentioned image...can we see it too.
f2.8 - Nikkor 50mm f1.4 - Nikkor 50mm f1.8 - Tamron 90mm f2....
Posted: 02/28/2013, 04:30:08 AM
Egid22
Of course!

Here is the link to the image and also to my website.

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-no-language-games-image27667146

http://www.egidija.com/WITTGENSTEIN.html
http://www.textandcontextcambridge.co.uk/Text_and_Context_Cambridge/1.2.8.19.html


You cannot say that the sign just happened to be in the background.

Posted: 02/28/2013, 04:51:58 AM
Parkinsonsniper
Please help me clarify, is the "sign" itself is a work of art, created by you?
f2.8 - Nikkor 50mm f1.4 - Nikkor 50mm f1.8 - Tamron 90mm f2....
Posted: 02/28/2013, 04:58:54 AM
Egid22
Yes. Part of a larger body of work of under same title.
Posted: 02/28/2013, 05:24:03 AM
Parkinsonsniper
Ok thanks, So, I think all you want is a credit line in the description area, isn't it? It sounds very fair to me...
f2.8 - Nikkor 50mm f1.4 - Nikkor 50mm f1.8 - Tamron 90mm f2....
Posted: 02/28/2013, 05:26:54 AM
Egid22

Yes. This is all that needs to be done.

I have not had any replies yet from Michaelbfoley or Dreamstime.

Posted: 02/28/2013, 05:41:23 AM
Therealdarla
Dreamstime has acted, even if you didn't get a notice. The image is gone.
Nikon D70, standard lens
Posted: 02/28/2013, 09:32:10 AM
Egid22
It is all getting corrected now.

THANX TO ALL FOR HELP!
Posted: 02/28/2013, 10:02:10 AM