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Dom Dada ADMIN February 14, 2009
What is the best procedure for dealing with issues of copyright violations? I am still looking for a good resource that covers Swiss law, but for the meantime, here's a good article from a German perspective:
www.mediafon.net/ratgeber_detailtext.php3?&id=40e971f...

As for Newsnetz case, they've taken down every image where the photographer issued a complaint, AFAIK.

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Group Description

Recently, the Swiss publishing house Tamedia and its online branch Newsnetz* have started to take pictures from Flickr and use them commercially by illustrating their online articles – with neither asking nor compensating the photographers. By doing so, they have violated the spirit of various Creative Commons licences, and ignored other copyright statements.

We, the members of this group, object to this behavior and politely ask Newsnetz to stop it.


Please only post screenshots to the pool that document the contested use on their websites, or the misappropriated pictures you initially posted to Flickr. – Both directly affected Flickr users and concerned netizens are invited to join this group and support our petition.


Mehr zum Thema auf deutsch:
Zum zweifelhaften Umgang mit Copyright bei Tamedia/Newsnetz
Urheberrechtsverstösse bei Tamedia: Verhaltene Reue bzgl. Flickr-Bildern
Tagesanzeiger: Bilderklau nun auch gedruckt

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* The publications currently associated to Newsnetz are Tagesanzeiger, Basler Zeitung, Der Bund and Berner Zeitung; with a joint circulation of 0.5 million printed copies they form a mayor voice in Switzerland. Articles (and hence, misappropriated images) appear on all four websites, with analogous URLs.

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  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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