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Barry O Carroll

6 Days Ago

Yet More Copyright Infringement Of Faa Members - Twitter This Time.

Hi all,

Just to let you know that a user on twitter https://twitter.com/HoganSOG is stealing photographs from FAA members and posting them on her Twitter feed. No credit is given and I assume no permission is sought (as was the case with me). There are definitely other FAA member's photos being used on her account. I've informed a few people already. You might want to check this person isn't using your images with credit nor permission.

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David Bridburg

6 Days Ago

It is wrong to do that without attribution.

If she is not selling them in any form, sharing on SM is not infringement. The DMCA allows for the free sharing of images online by the major players. While she is not "a major player", she is on Twitter.

Twitter will take them down if asked by the individual artist.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
Post Modern Gallery

 

Mary Bedy

6 Days Ago

I saw one that was deleted due to a complaint by the copyright holder, so someone else has complained as well.

I didn't go through too far down, but I didn't see any of mine in there.

 

Rebecca Wang

6 Days Ago

You can send her a message and ask her to please either give attribution/link on her posts, and if she ignores you or gives you an attitude, you can report her using Twitter's DMCA form. It is infringement if the artwork is posted without attribution. Sharing on social media (retweets, share on FB, repinning, etc) is not infringement, but downloading an image and re-uploading it to SM without giving credit to the original creator and/or without a link to their website IS copyright infringement.

 

Barry O Carroll

6 Days Ago

Yes Rebecca, that's exactly what has happened here. She downloads images and re-uploads them as if they were her own. Definite infringement.

 

Edward Fielding

6 Days Ago

Why not contact the person and let them know they should include attribution and a link back to the site?

 

Rebecca Wang

6 Days Ago

@Edward, I suggested this above. However, the problem is Tweets cannot be edited once they are posted. The main issue is this person is posting as a photographer (She lists photographer in her bio) and posts these photos without any context, basically passing them off as hers. She also has the same number of followers as she is following, so I don't believe she is doing this in good faith.

 

Watto Photos

6 Days Ago

Looks like the person is using them to get more followers and not selling them etc. Should still give credit though

 

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