Actually ... I didn't even know I was stealing anything
Actually ... I didn't even know I was stealing anything. I just mainly was testing the Selz e-book selling system and I wanted a photo so I grabbed one that didn't have any proprietary watermarks.I earned a grand total of $2. Wow. Huge financial damage to the photo owner!
Thou shalt not steal. Why is it always the xians?
Copyright - The Right to Economic BenefitCopyright law gives photographers rights with regard to the photographs they create, to protect these photographs against unauthorised reproduction by others, and to entitle the photographer to the economic benefits of licensing their work for use. Without such rights enshrined in law it would be difficult if not impossible to make a living as a photographer.As a photographer, you have the following exclusive rights with regard to photographs you have created - The right to reproduce the photograph The right to distribute copies of the photograph to the public The right to rent or lend the work to the public The right to broadcast the work to the public The right to make an adaption of your imageAs the copyright owner you can authorise others to perform any of the above.Copyright in a work is infringed by a person who without the license of the copyright owner, does, or authorises another to do, any of the above acts restricted by the copyright.Copyright is automatically granted as soon as the photograph has been created. You do not need to register a photograph for it to have copyright. In the UK there is no public authority with which to register photographs, but there is in the USA. Even in the USA it is not essential to register a photograph for it to be protected by copyright. However, it is an advantage to do so should you need to go to court as it could result in increased damages and recovery of lawyers fees.
There's that spoilt 8 year old child mentality again.
Or at least that's the rumor ... I got an email from Selz requesting that I either pay for the photo or take down the book. So I took down the book. Seven Popes should be happy now.