Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Copyright infringement

Copyright infringement
Originally uploaded by Cajie.
I had an interesting experience of finding my photo being used without permission on a local Arabic daily newspaper, Al-Qabas.

One of my photography friend Q8e, found my picture while reading the newspaper, and sent me a Flickr e-mail mentioning the page number where the picture was published. He also took an interesting photo of the infringement and posted it here.

I posted the news about the infringement on a very popular Kuwait forum, and the forum admin immediately posted it on his even more popular blog, www.248am.com.

Needless the say, the reaction has been very interesting. I even received an email from another magazine editor denouncing this blantant violation of intellectual property rights.

I have sent an e-mail to Al-Qabas, but have yet to receive any reply.


rejoys said...

They shouldn't have done this to you.
Fight man fight
i dont really see a problem of getting this messy for you.
what can they do.

May be this will stirr up and make a turning point in Kuwait copyright rules. which you will be proud of later in the life.

Nora-Cassandra said...

So did they answer you yet?? I really want to know what they say!!

Cajie said...

Nope. No answer as yet. An editor of a local magazine wrote to me asking whether he should follow-up on this matter with Al-Qabas. Apparently he knows people working at the newspaper. Let's see if something turns up.

Marzouq said...

I'm curious to see what they have to say to you! It really is a horrible thing they are doing!

Keep us posted about what happened!

Magical Droplets said...

Cajie any updates? Did they contact you?

Cajie said...

@magical droplets,
No, I never received any reply from them.

chillaxinleila said...

Did you receive an apology yet??