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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by TammyTX, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    I have had several people tell me my egg photo is being used to sell other peoples eggs...the photo is the same as in my avatar except it also has the full background.

    Please beware anyone using my photo to sell their products - hatching eggs or birds - are not selling you anything related to that photo.

    I have seen these ad's on CraigsList and I have been informed someone is also using it on FB. The ad's that I have seen (so far) are NOT located in Texas.

    I've asked some of the people I have found to remove the photo ASAP, but not everyone has a morally based business.

    There are a few BLOGS who use the photo with my permission, but you should always see my photo credit.

    I'm sorry that my beautiful photo is being used to fool people.

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2013
  2. Sorry to here that TammyTX.

    I can relate as I have encountered the same thing with many of my coop photos. I hope that the buyer will appreciate the source of origination but that is not always the case. Once we put it on the web all kinds of glommers use what they could NOT do themselves.

    Wish ya the best.
     
  3. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are your photos copyrighted?
     
  4. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    "Copyright is automatic upon creation of an original work of authorship. With regard to photography, with few exceptions, every image is accepted to be covered by copyright upon putting the photo onto a hard drive or similar device."

    So, to answer your question. YES. My photo is an original work of art.
     
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  5. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I didn't know that rule. Learned something new today.[​IMG]
     
  6. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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