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  TONY MOTTRAM'S SHOT OF THE MONTH
DIGITAL DILEMNA COPYRIGHT CONTROL


tony mottram



Oi Oi - 'ow 'appy are ya? I am sorry I have been rather preoccupied with (and irked off!) trying to protect my photographic images from digital bloody theft and misuse.

Call me a Luddite dreading putting my websites together, but it was bad enough in the days when we worked from Negs prints and transparencies that went missing from magazines and very occasionally photo agencies. How did you police unauthorised use and get payments from foreign uses when a mate on the other side of the planet gives you the heads up? With or without credits.

Now with the Google image reverse search things can be a bit easier to find out but trying to get images paid for, let alone removed, and to find out who the buggers are who have stolen your pictures is a nightmare!

I happened to be at a rock weekender and spotted a dodgy stall offering to produce t-shirts for the next day from images in a folder on their stall, with other non authorised merchandise. I was disappointed that some promoters do not vet their "rogue traders" prior to events like many I know do!

It ain't just about me - it ain't fair on the fans! selling them sub standard design and sub quality products! I have worked with www.djtees.com for many years and even some of the bands whose images we print have been known to wear our product!

I am proud to show my name and copyright of image ownership on the site and hate to have a bloody great C on photographs on my www.tonymottram.co.uk and .com websites to prevent their theft. Beware of fakes and bootleggers!!!

tony mottram

tony mottram

tony mottram

tony mottram

tony mottram

tony mottram


Click here for Tony's previous Shot Of The Month columns

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