Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Copyright infringement, The Bangles, and me...

A few weeks ago, I noticed that Daisy Rock guitars had decided to link to my video of The Bangles from the Cornbury Festival.

But imagine my surprise when on one of my irregular visits to Myspace (David Ford had just posted a blog - that's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it) I spotted that they had used some of my photos from Cornbury. Strange, as I seem to remember marking them "All Rights Reserved"

Going to their main website, I found that - yep - they'd use them there too.

Let's play "spot the different", kids...

Bangles site 1
Bangles site 2
Bangles site 3


My Flickr 1
My Flickr 2
My Flickr 3

I've fired a quick email off to their manager and webmaster. You know, just to see what their justification is!

Edit - fair play to them, they said they'd been sent to them by a fan (although I assume Getty images won't be as accepting of this explanation) and are happy to take them down. I've just asked them to attribute them properly and I'm happy for them to be left up.

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