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#1 echeng


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Posted 31 January 2007 - 02:14 AM

A WP member just notified me of this usage. Xinhua / China View actually cropped out my copyright before using the image. That's just low.

At least it's only on the web.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 02:24 AM

Beter send them an email Eric.

I like this bit at the bottom of the page....
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Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. :)

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 02:44 AM

do these types really think that they can do this and we won't find out? Are they a bit dim or what?

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:36 AM

I recently found two of my images on this site: http://lovacnasnove.blog.hr without a copyright notice (which I normally do have on images I place on the web)

There's lots more, probably quite a few from wetpixel members. I dont speak hungarian so i have no idea about the context of these images. I think these are images I submitted to a contest about a year ago.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:38 AM

Pretty ballsy! Of course, I doubt you'd get anywhere trying to take legal action, since the Chinese don't seem to consider copyrights and trademarks applicable to them...

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 12:36 PM

Hey Eric
Here is website of the National Copyright Administration. I can't find the email I got from them. I had to deal with them over clips used by China TV taped from the BBC HD without permission. The Beebs didn't even know about it. Since this is Xinhua... I'd cc the NCA in your correspondence to Xinhua.
Good time to practice your putonghua.


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Posted 18 March 2007 - 04:38 AM

Won't some of the search engines block sites which clearly flaunt copyright? Might be worth an email to google.

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 03:12 AM

want me to swing by the xinhua HK office and give them hell ^_^