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Old 09-19-2007, 05:26 PM
lukie lukie is offline
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Default Stolen pictures !

A few months ago, by accident, I discovered that a picture of mines, that I posted on T.E. was used without permission on this site : http://www.oliviermessiaen.org/messiaengall.htm
I sent the webmaster an e-mail to say that he didn't ask my permission and insisted for a payment. He wrote me the following words : Dear Luc de Baets
Thank you for the email.
Firstly may I say that I always try to seek permission
for the display of photographs on the Olivier Messiaen
web site out of courtesy. However, this photo was seen
on a site (Trekearth) that had no contact details and
since the images were not 'locked' I naturally assumed
that to display the photo on the Olivier Messiaen site
would be ok as it amounts to free publicity and
exposure of your work.
Furthermore, my lawyers have noted that the Olivier
Messiaen web site is a non commercial, non profit
making and purely educational web site where nobody is
making any financial gain therefore no financial
contracts need be entered into.
All the photographers whose photos appear on the web
site have been very grateful for the exposure of their
work to a different audience and I'm sorry that you
don't feel the same way. I will withdraw the photo
forthwith to comply with your wishes.

with kind regards
Malcolm Ball

In this gallery there where also some shots of Alain Herrault. The shots were removed a few days later, but now I see that there are some shots of "La Meije" in France. I thought I have seen these shots before on T.E., but I can't remember from who... Maybe one of you could recognize them ? If so, I would give the photographer the advice to react on it.
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