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Old 10-15-2007, 04:59 PM
rushfan2112 rushfan2112 is offline
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Default Re: Stolen

Andy,

I'm sure we all sympathise. Theft is theft and it should be possible to take action to redress the situation. However, the internet is a global phenomenon and there isn't (as far as I'm aware) any central governing body to arbitrate or legislate.

If you can find out who stole the photo and where they posted it, the best you can do is "name and shame". If it's a reputable (perhaps international) company offering the prize, they should be the ones who take action on your behalf as they might not have done enough to verify the authenticity of the "author" to whom they awarded the prize.

Don't lose sleep over it; it happens more and more. You can "digimarc" your images and put copyright signs all over it and it can still be cloned / stolen.

Keep posting and let's hope that someone, someday produces a solution.

Paul.
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