An installation company using an image of my Home Cinema

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  1. DrH

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    Not sure where to post this as I have not been on here for a while
    I have been looking at redecorating my home cinema garage conversion.
    Whilst browsing images on google amongst all the fine home cinema installs I came across an image of my converted garage as it was when I first converted it.
    It is defiantly mine as I have a loft hatch in a particular place and all is the same decor wise and equipment wise.

    There is a link so expecting it to come to AV forums it took me to a AV install company website
    I have contacted the company asking why it is on there website

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    Can I get the image removed from their website?
     
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    I got a grumpy letter from the a-holes at Getty images once (the PRS of image licensing!). You have one of our images on your website, here is an extremely low res black and white print out of it, we estimate you owe us £1,500 + VAT, pay in the next 30 days or we go to court and seek reparations. Turns out it was an image of a Samsung TV, the TV itself showing a licensed Getty image, and so the charge was dropped. Had it been one of their own though I would have had not one legal leg to stand on. It is a commercial website where the images are a function of making money and therefore the copyright owner gets a cut of your earnings!!!
     
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    Same happened to me where we bought a company including their website , and they had used a getty image however we had no audit trail to see if they had rights to it or not. We were asked just to remove it no charge luckily.

    However your issue is finding out who took the photo, just because it's your house doesnt automatically give you rights to own images of it.
     
  5. DrH

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    Thanks for the replies
    The image in question is inside my house and shows my converted garage with the AV equipment in place.
    The photo was taken by myself and placed on here directly, not hosted anywhere else

    I have had no response from them funny that
     
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    Interestingly legally as in that case you had already put the picture in the public domain.

    Not sure who owns the rights for it, it could actually be AVForums
     
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    The day I come over an image borrowed from my archive I won't be too impressed. One of my web programs has the ability to basically download a site to copy!
     

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