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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:19 PM
Just a word of caution..... be sure before you start proceedings (under English law) that you can prove that you have copyright in the photo(s) that you say he stole.
If he says "no you stole them from me" can you provide evidence to the contrary?
Did you "watermark" the photos, or otherwise date stamp them.....if not, then why not? (these are the sort of questions that the District Judge will want answering.... can you prove that you took the photos and when? could he allege that he was standing just behind you and took a similar photo.at the same time?...... I am sure you will see the difficulty.
Having said that, theft of copyrighted material is a serious matter and any copyright owner is entitled to the protection that the law provides.
Some copyright owners will write to the alleged offender and offer a retrospective license to use the photo providing payment is made within 28 days at their usual rates, this is often in the region of GBP £875 or so........ this can be a "wake up" call to the offender........ but if you want to use the law to prosecute your case then you must be sure of your ground, and be able to offer convincing proof.
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