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Where's the oddest place you've found one of your own images?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Also, I did for a while post images with a creative commons license, which means I made a rod for my own back, and a lot of my images are used 'with permission' since they include an attribution. I stopped doing it a few years ago.
  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I'm giving pixsy a go, more out of interest. Linked it to flikr. Currently scanning. It's taking a while!
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  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    According to Pixsy this one is being used on a Chinese video porn site (really!) I can't see it when clicking on the page. I shall carry on looking though.

    [​IMG]Just to annoy Zou by Nigel G, on Flickr
  4. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I suspect that’s a device to keep you looking .....
  5. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I supplied an editorial library for many years and hundreds were used all over the world. Can't remember most of the publications, but some sounded very odd. The Puzzler mag used to use a lot, but I have to say, although I have bought many copies over the years, I never actually came across one.
  7. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    It usually means it was present at the time of the scan, but the page has changed. A lot of chinese sites are basically text-based chat sites where people post a lot of links, so images come and go.

    Pixsy's model only works if you find infringement, because they get a cut of the money, so there's no point faking the results.
  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Any excuse to:
    A) post that picture again
    B) browse porn sites

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  9. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    Oddest place?

    easy, photo album.
  10. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Erm, here: https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/61950019

    I haven't had time to get the whole thing translated but it seems that they liked my project and added their own commentary which is rather lovely. On the other hand I have loads of cases of my product photography being lifted from the sites it was sold to and used without authorisation. Not sure if I can do much given I had no official agreement in place for a lot of it (lesson learned).
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  11. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    No official agreement means you own the copyright on the images, and hence I suspect you could pursue claims.

    Pixsy chased the two claims I raised, other than raising them, I did nothing but receive the money. They only cover certain jurisdictions, and they vet the claim before pushing it, but it's free money if they accept the case. Commercial infringement nets the best income, I made it clear I earned nothing from my images and so got the lower end of the license fee.
  12. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    My mate works for the library and recons a memory stick of my photos ended up in the library. I have never been to the library he works at. Baffled ? I am:confused:
  13. John King

    John King Well-Known Member

    I was looking at a site for Canadian photographers 3 or 4 years ago and came across a picture I took in 1962. I know it is mine because I have the negative with one or two unique things in the frame. It is one of the few negatives I have from my early days. Things like the a side of a briefcase that a man was carrying and he walked away and 3 cigarette ends on the ground near the foot of the subject. (.A sleeping 'tramp' under a no waiting sign) and are visible on the negative.) There was no contact details for the person who uploaded it but I am kinda miffed that someone had the audacity to use my work as their own. It is still in copyright and I would like payment. - Fat chance!
    As I remember the only time a print left my possession was in a club competition that year so how he/she got it is very odd.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2020
  14. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

  15. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    I have two that were unusual, one in print and one I saw hanging up (kind of)

    The first was of an image that I knew had been sold (via Alamy) but I never found out where until I was looking through some books in a charity shop and I saw my name listed in the photo credits at the end of the book. It was for a photograph of Churchill's 'Red Phone' from the War Rooms.


    The other one was a postcard I made for an exhibition several years ago in London. A few months after the exhibition I was in Northumbria, in a pub, and I saw the postcard behind the bar pinned to the wall. I commented on it to the landlord and he said his daughter was studying in London and had sent it to him after she'd been to an exhibition.

    I said that it was my exhibition and showed him a business card with my name/website on - the same as the back as the postcard. Made my day that someone had liked it enough to post it to their dad :)
  16. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    I was absolutely traumatised every time the family photo album came out at xmas :D
  17. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member


    I knew that still had this at the back of the cupboard....terrible stuff.

  18. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Well-Known Member

    I stumbled upon one of my windfarm shot's on a Russian energy site.
    I sent them a message pointing out that the image was copyright, but for some reason never kept track of the url to see if anything was done about it.

    I'm no longer sure which it was, I think it was this one:
    [​IMG]Gunfleet fog by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

    but it could have been:
    [​IMG]Wind power - old & new by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr
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  19. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Not odd and I had given permission, but BBC used a lot of my shots of the soldier sculptures at Langley Vale on Breakfast Prog this morning. Got a call from the sculptor Pat Walls to help out late yesterday.

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