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#1 blueglass

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 07:10 AM

Housing manufacturer Mediasub http://www.mediasub.com has been using 14 of my images without my knowledge nor permission.
http://www.mediasub.com/Sommaire_e.htm
http://www.mediasub.com/DVD_e.htm

Can anyone familiar with their website figure out approximately for how long the images have been in their website?

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 07:48 AM

Using the wayback machine it looks like the DVD page has been like that for at least 4 years.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 08:23 AM

Thank you for the quick answer.
Interesting the way back machine...
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 03:39 AM

Hi all,
Dominique, the main man at Mediasub has decided not to take any responsibility for the 14 images that have been used for 3 years without authorization.
Images were removed from the website and he gave the common excuse that the webmaster found those images somewhere else. But he is not willing to pay the invoice, so legal action again Mediasub will be taken.

Any experiences following up copyright violations in France?
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 12:06 AM

Images were removed from the website and he gave the common excuse that the webmaster found those images somewhere else.

How can they claim that when they have a "Copyright Mediasub" on each of their pages. Even if they did find the images somewhere else, that does not mean they own the copyright.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 01:16 AM

I know... it doesn't make any sense. They have changed the photos now, but they had their copyright note on the pages with my images too. The worst part is that they are a company closely related to the underwater photographers community. I would even think that someone behind the company could be a photographer if they design camera housings...

How can they claim that when they have a "Copyright Mediasub" on each of their pages. Even if they did find the images somewhere else, that does not mean they own the copyright.


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Posted 13 July 2007 - 01:27 AM

Makes you wonder if they have permission to use the photos which replaced yours.

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 10:27 AM

Carlos - please let us know what happens, and let us know if we can help.
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 03:16 AM

Carlos - please let us know what happens, and let us know if we can help.



Hi,
The housing manufacturer Mediasub didn't want to pay the invoice nor reach an agreement beyond puting a credit line next to the photos.
So, I have to face the tedious task of a copyright infrigment in a foreign country.
Any French copyright lawyer that would go on percentage, rather than paying expensive fees upfront?

Best,

Carlos
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