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The Oddest Misappropriation of My Work Yet

July 24, 2013  |  Legal Rights Other


I routinely use sites such as TinEye or Google Image Search to see where my photos are being used by copyright violators. This inevitably enrages me and I end up having to spend entirely too much time filing DMCA takedown notices.

Recently, I searched for my April 11, 2011 photo (below) to see if had been stolen.

 

And it had.

Specifically, it was being used in a presumably-home made video for a song  called Maula”  from an Indian movie with the somewhat questionable title Jism 2.  

You can see the offense for yourself (at the 1:45 mark):

Or, if you prefer, here are some screencaps (notice how they murdered the photo with a crappy, garishly-colored overlay:

 

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So now I get to waste even more precious time filing yet another DMCA takedown notice.



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