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Author Topic: How to deal with unauthorised Editorial image use?  (Read 588 times)

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« on: August 24, 2022, 05:24 »
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I spotted one of my images in a BBC property article, which seems to have captured a bit of international interest. I searched to see who else was running the same story and looks like it had caught the interest of a lot of news outlets around the world.

The issue I'm faced with is that quite a lot of the articles seem to have just copied/pasted the BBC and also use the image in their article. One website incorrectly credited the image and others just didn't bother saying the source.

The image is for sale across all the main agencies, but I've not had a single sale notification. The BBC purchased from iStock, so I'd not know the sales figure or what licence they purchased until next month. My worry is that next month I'm going to see just one or two sales for that image and know that everyone just grabbed the BBC image and ran with it.

So, I'm asking for those who get a lot of press coverage - is this just something you accept is a part of the editorial process or is it something you actively patrol and monitor?


« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2022, 05:36 »
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Syndicated news stories are allowed to re-use the image content for no extra fee.  Maybe you ran into that.

« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2022, 06:32 »
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Syndicated news stories are allowed to re-use the image content for no extra fee.  Maybe you ran into that.

Thanks for clarifying, didn't know this.


 

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