5 year old images still there
Someone asked me about images that were taken down. I looked up my sites on archive.org and YES. Believe it or not, the very first web site I designed for myself is still out there.
What bothers me is that, this is perosal information that is available to people around the world. This is MY personal information that I choose to share on the internet or not. If someone is archiving it and still showing it, it violates me and maddens me. It's like someone taking my old photo album and sharing it.
I'm now more mad about the fact that archive.org and others are doing this than I am at Getty. My beef is about privacy at this point.
What about you?
P.S. I did remove all the old images in my folders and many times I even had the images renamed something I could recognize. I also had images as part of a montage done in Photoshop so there is no way of tracing the images original Getty name. But they still find them.
Got this bt e-mail from Getty
Parts deleted to provide anonimity.
Thank you for your attention and response to this matter.
As the end user of Getty Images' imagery, you are ultimately responsible for insuring that you have obtained the appropriate rights to use the imagery. That means that if you acquire imagery from a CD collection of imagery, web template provider or other such company, you are still liable for copyright infringement if that provider or other such company did not properly license the imagery for your use. It is very important to ensure the origin of where the image comes from prior adding the image to a website.
Copyright law covers both willful and accidental infringement. Regardless of the infringer's intent, the copyright holder is entitled to compensation for the use of their imagery. It is also not necessarily the case that a copyrighted image would have a watermark or a notice of copyright since copyright exists the moment a work, such as a photograph, is created. Any unauthorized use constitutes copyright infringement, for which Getty Images is entitled to recover a retroactive fee. Again, anyone who copies, publicly displays or publicly distributes a photograph, infringes the copyright whether it was aware that the use was infringing or not.
Getty Images appreciates the removal of its represented images from your organization's website. However, removal of the images in question solves only part the issue, as Getty Images will continue to require full payment of the settlement demand to settle the matter and avoid further escalation.
At this time Getty Images can offer conditional discount on the demand by XX% - totaling the settlement demand at £XXXXX. Payment must be received by XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please be in touch with our department so we may resolve this as quickly and as amicably as possible.
License Compliance Specialist
Getty Images License Compliance
Getty Images Headquarters
601 North 34th Street
Seattle, WA 98103 USA
There was also a big bit about not distributing the content of the e-mail
As far as I'm concerned anyone who wants to use or quote this is quite welcome to do so.
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Hey Chloe how does it feel working for an organisation that, in my humble opinion, is no better than terrorists and extortionists.