Copyright

_pfs4826Copyright, as it applies to the jobbing photographer. This not meant to be a definition of the Copyright Design and patents act.

In every day use the copyright remains with the photographer, unless specifically signed away. We, as many other agencies and photographers never relinquish our copyright, so if you commission a photographer do not expect to be able to use the images in any manner you wish. You will not be able to simply copy and distribute images willy-nilly. Likewise if the photographer wishes to use your wedding photographs in his portfolio, or on public display or as part of a promotional campaign in the press, he will be free to do so, unless you agree specifically that he will not.

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Thieving Bastards

I hate thieves, not only the chavvy little retards that smash a car window to steal a collection of CDs, but also publishing houses that think that they can use your pictures and then not pay for them. I am having an ongoing argument with one such company at the moment, which shall for the time being remain nameless.

But more than I hate them, I really hate the thieving f**knuggets that steal images and re-sell them for a personal profit. There are a few on eBay at the moment, one of which is flogging pictures belonging to several colleagues of mine. This thieving retard has downloaded the Word Press Photos prize winning photographs and copied them to a CD and is flogging the CD.

This c*nt is one of them, he is listing:

Priencess Sayako of Japan-Royal Wedding Photos CD (sic)
Pope Jean Paul’s Funeral Photo Cd (sic)
Pope Jean Paul Photo Cd (sic)
Anzac Day in Gallipoli 2005
Saudi Arabian King Fahd Photo Cd
Prience Charles and Camilla-Royal Wedding Photos CD (sic)
Palestine Mourns-Yasser Arafat Photo CD

The retard has removed the World Press Photos Listing after I confronted him and explained that the images are protected works under the copyright act, and that to copy and sell them is illegal. The Twat (for that is what he must be) claimed that

“These are pictures I found on the public domain. I got them frm diffrent resources and there is no copyright on them as far as I am concerned” .(sic)

Who ever the the user (fancypictures) is if I catch up with him I shall teach him what theft is about, rapidly followed by an emergency lesson in Assault occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm, followed by a demonstration of how slow the police and ambulance response can be.

Who does this twat think he is, he thinks that he could and should make money from some-one-else’s labours.

The peddling of stolen images like this lessens the value of the originals, there will be some twat out there that thinks seeing as he has purchased them, he now owns the copyright and can place them in an image library. Every Arsehole that buys stuff like this is as deluded as the retarded cretin that is flogging them.

I would recommend to him that he gets himself a job, stops taking recreational drugs, insist that his missus go on “birth control” because I bet he is not only robbing photographers of their cash, but everyone else in the country via DSS hand outs.

Any of you lot feel like reporting him to eBay, as I (and members of www.f8andbethere.com) have done please feel free.

Rant Over, for now.

Psst anyone wanna buy some images of ‘fancypictures’ wife being rogered by my pet pony. Going on eBay soon (but hey at least I took the photos, not a pretty sight).

Rumour has it that whilst encouraging his missus to climax, she said, “oww, is that your ring?” “No” he replied, “that’s my watch”