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Ladies - Watch Out For People Who Use Your Photos...

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http://lusty-site.net/about/

Only by chance did I discover that this gentleman had been using my face photos (which I had removed from the other site ages ago when I got a day job).

He says he is doing us a favour, but is copying photos without permission (under the guise that they are public photos) and bits from profiles.

He has since removed them, but was shocked to find them on his site (maybe a bit naive of me).

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He sounds a bit of a creep to me. I certainly wouldn't use his site to find company.

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Thing is, he's right...if the pictures are not copyright protected and on public sites, he (and others) can copy and use them for whatever he likes. Not fair maybe but not illegal

either. I would suggest putting a copyright on all pictures online.

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Thing is, he's right...if the pictures are not copyright protected and on public sites, he (and others) can copy and use them for whatever he likes. Not fair maybe but not illegal

either. I would suggest putting a copyright on all pictures online.

Actually he's not. The copyright of any original work, be it text or images, belongs automatically to the person who wrote/created/took it (often not the person who's in it however, unless you take your own pictures - I do and thus own the copyright on mine) and it cannot be used without the copyright owner's permission. Just because something is publicly accessible does not make it public property.

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While it is often a good idea to visibly watermark digital photographs, or to put a simple copyright line at the bottom, or to include Copyright details in the Metadata (or all three) this is not necessary. As Amy points out the copyright belongs to the photographer unless and until (s)he assigns it in writing.

"Model Release" is another matter about which I am very much less than sure!

If the OP did, unusually, actually own the copyright in her own photos, then she seems to have successfully had them taken down by this jerk - although in his favour one has to say that he does provide a link to have photos removed. In most cases, however, the photographer continues to own the copyright, (which if I were an escort would worry me - I'd be happy to pay more to get the copyright in all the images, including the photoshopped "improved" ones, assigned to me) but, in some cases it could help the escort, that she doesn't own it.

If some prat is misusing a lady's photographs, he may well take the attitude that "she's no' but a wee hooor, and no one will listen to her!", but if she reverts to a pro photographer, he is likely to be upset, and demand payment or cessation of use.

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Thanks for this everyone - very insightful. It wasn't the photographer who made the site, it was a random who basically copied from the other site.

If he had done this from Facebook for example (in "the real world") and used pictures on his own site would this be legal?

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Thanks for this everyone - very insightful. It wasn't the photographer who made the site, it was a random who basically copied from the other site.

If he had done this from Facebook for example (in "the real world") and used pictures on his own site would this be legal?

Not without getting permission from the owner of the pictures' copyright, no - as with anything else, you can't just take things which don't belong to you. I normally have problems with people plagiarising my text rather than stealing my pictures (I doubt anyone would want 'em :P), but either way a stern request to remove it/them preceding a formal complaint to the hosting company has always done the job for me.

If stolen content has been taken from Adultwоrk, their Terms Of Use specifically states that:

'You may not, without limitation, copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, record, transmit, commercially exploit, communicate to the public, or otherwise use the content included in or provided via the Site except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Subject to the above, You may download insubstantial excerpts of this content to Your hard disk for the purpose of viewing it provided that no more than one copy of any information is made.'

So it may well be worth giving them a kick too if you have any similar problems - they've got more clout than anybody on their own :).

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Thanks Amy...it may seem silly but I was really irritated when someone (thank god it was a client rather than someone I know in my private life) told me.

He writes:

Please note:

The pictures displayed on this website are public pictures. They are not choosen from paid galleries.

It means everybody can see them freely.

This is one of the reason I don’t always ask the permission to the featured women to be re-published here. Although it shouldn’t be the general rule but only the exception.

What an idiot...as you have just pointed out, it states it on **. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

I will email ** in any case and tell them.

I took my face photos off ** because I realised I couldnt have them on there...which is my it your own profile so you CAN CONTROL IT YOURSELF.

I am not even sure what he gets out of it but then he has got some sort of advertising on his page.

Thanks!

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