Under our 'Photo Use' tab above we clearly define terms and conditions for use of our photos. When we catch--sometimes with help of our thousands of readers--folks who steal our photos, intentionally change our file names, and use them in other Internet applications or the print media (i.e. annual reports, brochures, newspapers, magazines), or other electronic media (i.e. television and movies), we will prosecute to the full extent of the law.
Normally, we will attempt to 'warn' those who have taken our work contrary to our 'Photo Use' policy but do not guarantee that we will do so before taking action.
When photo pirates voluntarily apologize for their illegal use of our photos, they may return to our good graces and use our photos legally by following the direction given under the 'Photo Use' tab--and notifying us so that we may recognize their honesty here.
Below is the most recent illegal use:
Thanks for the head's up. Not sure who uploaded this montage into our system. Doubt the dimensions for both Begich and Murkowski will work, together, for our purposes in this instance. I appreciate you letting me know.
The photo of Mark Begich used here is my copyrighted image. I have told xxxxxxx and you that I am delighted when you use my work but do require attribution (“Photo by Dave Harbour”). The thing that concerns me about this photo montage with Senator Murkowski is that my name was stripped from the file name and there is no attribution. I’m sure one of your folks was just searching for a photo and this one, for example,
comes up high on a Google search but it is clearly identified as having come from www.arcticgaspipeline.com
and a search of its properties will find my name imbedded.
Commissioner Emeritus, NARUC
2440 E. Tudor Rd. - PMB #463
Anchorage, Ak. 99507
As you know, I'm always honored and delighted to provide you with photos at no charge. However, when they are used, a photo credit is required. Case in point is the photo on the webpage of xxxxx. When you use a photo in print or electronically here is the proper credit: Photo: Dave Harbour, www.northerngaspipelines.com.
Thanks for your understanding.
The keynote speaker was xxxx, Executive Vice President ofxxxx.
|Jxxxx (left), President and CEO of xxxx, pictured above with xxxx and a Consultant to the U.S. Department of Commerce. xxx was the key note speaker at the event.
We posted this message here: http://barracudabrigade.blogspot.com/2011/03/sarah-palin-kathy-griffin-is-50-yr-old.html?showComment=1311454423625#c4816496986237952954
My photos are copyrighted. The photo of then Governor Sarah Palin on this page is my property. If you wish to use it, please have a representative of Governor Palin's staff contact me and I will grant permission. If no one requests permission by 8-28-11 I will assume that the blog is operating in violation of my copyright and I will do two things: ask Google to take enforcement action on barracudabrigade.blogspot.com, and seek legal recourse as I have done in other cases wherein my photographs have been pirated. Thank you for what I hope will be a rapid and cooperative response. Dave Harbour (firstname.lastname@example.org
July 23, 2011 3:53 PM
OFW News On the Web.
Former Sen. Ted Stevens and ex-NASA chief Sean O’Keefe was aboard on a float plane when it crashed into a remote mountainside in Alaska. It killed the longtime senator and four others, authorities said Tuesday.
O’Keefe and his teenage son was able to endure the crash with broken bones and otherinjuries, according to former NASA spokesman Glenn Mahone. The O’Keefes were in the themountain with several volunteers who found the wreckage and tended to the injured until rescuers arrived Tuesday morning.
O’Keefe and Stevens are longtime fishing buddies. They were panning a trip near the tragic plane crash.
The crash was an overwhelming event since this is where Stevens became the most belovedpolitical figure in Alaska history in his 40 years in the Senate, obtaining a reputation as a tireless advocate for projects
Our message to the Webmaster:
OFW Friends: You have illegally downloaded and posted my copyrighted photograph of Senator Ted Stevens. Please contact me to arrange for payment or you may post in a conspicuous place below the photograph: "Courtesy of Dave Harbour, www.northerngaspipelines.com." You must also reestablish my name within the file name, as someone also illegally renamed the photograph. I am giving you this cost-free option because the story is a positive one and because you chose a photo that reflects good credit on a good man. If you do not wish to avail yourself of either of these options -- use with attribution/file name change or payment -- you are instructed to remove the photography immediately from this website. Dave Harbour, Publisher, www.northerngaspipelines.com, (907) 227-7110. 5-21-11
Palin on Oil Drilling: “Electric Cars Don’t Work in Alaska”
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You have stolen my photo of Governor Sarah Palin and your staff--like thieves in the night--have changed the file name on my photo. You are in violation of the copyright laws of the United States and subject to penalties.
Please note our reasonable policies for use of our photos:
Please note our statement regarding illegal photo use here:
Please cease illegal use of our photo(s) immediately.
As governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin promoted oil and natural gas resource development in Alaska, including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Proposals to drill for oil in ANWR have been the subject of much national debate.
Editor’s Note: Doesanyone who read this latest op-ed attributed to Sarah Palin which appeared in the October 16th National Review truly believeshe wrote it?
Sarah Palin has found a renewable source of energy in her party’s quest for a comeback. “Drill, baby, drill,” she writes
in a National Review opinion piece, echoing a slogan she employed often on the campaign trail last year.
As the Obama administration continues to search for ways to jump-start the economy, Palin argues that an expansion of oil drilling will create jobs and reduce our nation’s dependency on foreign exporters.
With billions of dollars slated
to be used for highway work, Palin argues that driving should be made more affordable, so that the highway repairs will be worth the effort.
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, Sarah Palin National Review Op-Ed
, stimulus projects
Thank you for your honesty and for writing. You are welcome back into our good graces and welcome to use the photo by following instructions here: http://www.northerngaspipelines.com/content/photo-use-policy.
Whether you use the photo or not, from now on consider us respectful of your ethics and honorable nature.
From: Uffda Mega [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 3:19 PM
Subject: Wally Hickel
I wasn't trying to steal anything from anyone. I just did a google image search on the guy, saved the pic, and posted it. I'm assuming you're talking about the top one, but just in case I took them both down.
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