What's the big deal with removing the photographers name? I mean, for those who has websites who steals pictures, why can't they just leave the credited photographers name on the picture, and they won't have to get into trouble?Because Dave and I are friends. He looks out for OPEFE and I look out for Natures Images.
Exactly why Dave goes after people that are stealing his photo work. He's a professional photographer and that is stealing art work. It is copyrighted images. So while he may not take any action on you, the fact that the rhombeus image is being circulated on the internet without his approval or credit is enough for him to find out who is doing it. Just so you know some history. There was a web site owned by a fellow who called himself GuClu back in the early 90s. Some of the old timers (ie; Wayne Mah = 911) will remember him. Anyway this boy used the very same image as his HOME PAGE. Dave got wind of it and not only shut the kid's web site down but also I helped in notifying other scientists that their photos were also being stolen and being used without credit and/or permission. It is indeed a serious matter, so you must be careful on this. With OPEFE images, I tend not to care too much if they appear here at PFURY, being that I support this forum, however that is not the case outside of PFURY if someone takes my photos and uses them without credit or a link.a-ronn Posted Today, 10:02 PM
Sounds good to me. Also if he found the pic on google and there was noone to give credit to what do you want the guy to do ?
Anyways; If I'd taken that picture of that rhom, I'd also probably copyrighted it :nod: