Larry Lingard-Davis

Riddells Creek, Australia

I live at Riddells Creek, Victoria, Australia. Retired, and am a Blues Harmonica Player, Traveller, and Photographer…..

Urgent Warning... Re: Copyright.

This is an extract from a recent contact with RB…
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We are contacting you in accordance with Redbubble’s IP/Publicity Rights Policy and as a result of having received a complaint in relation to the following content:
“The Flag of the Sea Shepherd”
As you will be aware from our IP/Publicity Rights Policy, Redbubble requires a certain amount of information before it acts on such a complaint, including that:
• the relevant content is specifically named;
• the complaint came from the owner of the respective rights (or someone authorized to act on their behalf); and
• they have a good faith belief that the use of the relevant content is not authorized by content owner, its agent or the law.

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I am posting this so you may all read it and be aware that you have to be on your
guard at all times.
The image in question was one that I took quite some time ago, whilst strolling around the piers at Williamstown, and was a simple shot of the flag flying on the ships Bow.
I thought the shot was worth it, but the owner’s didn’t.
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Since I received this notice I have thought a lot about it…..
The flag promotes what the ship and the crew stand for, and because I had it as a
print for sale, I would have therefore been making money on it, if I had sold it…
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So think twice before you take any image…
If you are going to promote it to sell in any way, think about who created the original.
If you didn’t create the original, YOU MUST GET PERMISSION FIRST to do anything with it.
This is the 4th time in over 7 years of being with Red Bubble that they have advised me of similar incidents like this one.
I must applaud RB for doing their job and keeping on top of things… And I sincerely apologise for any upset or interruptions that I have caused.
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I could have ended up in court on a copyright infringement charge…..
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So, when taking photographs, always be alert and think about the image you are taking..
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