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#1 stphnmartin

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:23 PM

I created a video of a trip to Cozumel last year and posted it on youtube. The dive operator I used was Aldora Divers. 

 

A month or so later, while I was on Facebook, an advertisement for Aldora was displayed using a screen grab from my video. I reported it immediately as a copyright violation through Facebook and the ad was taken down.

 

However, a friend of mine just got back from Cozumel and informed me they are playing parts of my video in the dive shop. This would mean they have copied the video from youtube to play in their dive shop without permission or compensation for perhaps up to a years time.

Anyone have experience extracting compensation from dive shops in Mexico?


Edited by stphnmartin, 14 May 2018 - 08:25 PM.

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#2 Vondo

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:50 AM

I'm pretty sure Aldora is owned by someone who lives in Texas. This is really disappointing to hear as they are (were?) my favorite operator in Cozumel. I hope you get this worked out.



#3 Chris Kippax

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:57 PM

Post this over in the basic scuba forum on Scubaboard.com for the exposure it deserves.

There is a huge mob of Aldora fanboys over there and Dave the owner contributes from time to time. 



#4 sideways

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:36 AM

Yeah, not too surprised.  Sorry to hear about that Stephan.  I'm down here in Coz now.  If I run by their shop I will peak in to see if they have anything playing.


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#5 stphnmartin

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:53 AM

Post this over in the basic scuba forum on Scubaboard.com for the exposure it deserves.

There is a huge mob of Aldora fanboys over there and Dave the owner contributes from time to time. 

 

Thanks. I've reached out to Dave directly in hopes of resolving this privately. But, may have to take things to another level if he doesn't respond.


Yeah, not too surprised.  Sorry to hear about that Stephan.  I'm down here in Coz now.  If I run by their shop I will peak in to see if they have anything playing.

 

Thanks. Appreciate it!


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