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Copyright Infringement in Hamshahri Newspaper نقض حقوق مولف در روزنامه همشهری

Hamshahri newspaper published my photo on its first page. My image was copyrighted under Creative Commons License (by-nc-nd) meaning that:


Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor.


Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.


No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.


Unfortunately, Hamshahri newspaper violated all of the above. There was no attribution, they used it on the first (cover) page of a highly commercial daily newspaper, and they somehow modified it. Interestingly, Hamshahri is the most profitable newspaper in Iran. However, it seems that they do not like to pay for photos; they just hire someone to surf the Internet, mostly Flickr, and choose some free photos for them. Hamshahri belongs to Municipality of Tehran and its editor in chief is Ali Asghar Mahaki.


عکس من، یک سال پیش از این، تحت لایسنس کرییتیو کامنز منتشر شده بود. استفاده از این عکس آزاد است مشروط بر اینکه به نام عکاس اشاره شود، از عکس استفاده تجاری نشود، و عکس تغییر ننماید. روزنامه همشهری هر سه مورد فوق را نقض کرده است. متاسفانه پرتیراژترین روزنامه کشورمان هنوز حتی با الفبای حقوق مولف هم آشنا نیست. روزنامه همشهری متعلق به شهرداری تهران است و مدیرمسئول آن علی اصغر محکی است.

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Uploaded on November 12, 2008