Someone Took my Photo...but I got an Attribution!

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Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CalBRE License #01490977

Many of us have experienced, unfortunately, others taking our posts and/or our photos and using them as their own. Obviously that's a copyright violation to be dealt with.

 

I suspect I have writings or photos out there that people have stolen without me being aware of it.

 

But someone took my photo, AND I got an attribution for it. 

 

And this gentleman sent me an email to let me know.

 

Tower Building in San Diego

 

Turns out Pete Bayard is appearing at the Tower Bar in San Diego tonight with his band Super Buffet, loved my photo of the Tower Building (it's pretty cool isn't it?), and wanted to promote his appearance on his Facebook page. In his email he let me know this, as well as about the attribution and link to my blog, and that if I wanted it removed he would take care of it.

 

I was flattered because he liked my photo, and who knows how he got to my blog, but I was pretty darn impressed with what he did. It's pretty rare that someone reaches out about using a photo or a post so this was pretty special.

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Jeff Dowler
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  - I was pretty impressed. Nice to know some people know how to do the right thing about Internet materials.

Hi Dorie Dillard  - it' a very cool looking building, inside and out! I took this years ago. I was very impressed this guy got in touch. And flattered. I left a comment on his Facebook page!

Jeff

 

Feb 16, 2017 08:42 PM #15
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Well that is true about Lenn Harley  but he did ask, although after the fact - but did attribute on Facebook

It was very reassuring Nina Hollander  but I think I'll remain somewhat pessimistic given all that we see. It's a very neat looking building!

Well we'll see. He doesn't know me from Adam, Ed Silva . I did email to thank him so perhaps that will count for something!

Jeff

Feb 16, 2017 08:46 PM #16
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That's true William Feela  or they just know it's the right thing to do!

Andrea Bedard  - You just never know, do you? But no, he didn't go that far!

George Souto  - and it sure felt good. I was impressed!

Jeff

Feb 16, 2017 11:14 PM #17
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It IS stealing Dick Greenberg  Thanks for the compliment - it's certainly a very unique building in San Diego!

It made MY day Kathy Streib 

I say cheers for honesty and integrity Pamela Cendejas 

Jeff

Feb 16, 2017 11:16 PM #18
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Jeff. I too really like the photo. Attribution is great but should have asked before.

Feb 17, 2017 05:42 AM #19
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This is a exciting endorsement of your photography skills, Jeff Dowler ! Do you plan to hit the Tower Bar? It is a long haul from Carlsbad!

Feb 17, 2017 06:14 AM #20
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It is a great photo and can see why he wanted to use it but I subscribe to the school of you don't take or use a photo without asking. Attribution is only half of the job.

Feb 17, 2017 07:25 AM #21
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Well that's something I wouldn't coplain about. I think it is a huge compliment, not to mention Google juice for your blog.

Feb 17, 2017 12:50 PM #22
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Although it was nice that he let you know, it does "dilute" it. I have a beautiful photo of Carmel-by-the-Sea at night which someone posted on their Instagram. Now, rather than have the image go to my blog, it goes to that other persons place. I should probably have done something about it...

Feb 17, 2017 01:27 PM #23
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten  Yep I thought it was kinda neat. I probably should have asked how he found my blog

Debbie Laity  - I certainly appreciated it

Permissiin first would have been idea for sure Kathleen Daniels . Thanks for the tip about Digiprove. I'll have to check it out.

Jeff

Feb 17, 2017 02:50 PM #24
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Sheila Anderson  - thanks! And I agree with you

No Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386  did not make it. And it IS a hike down there.

I agree Debbie Reynolds  At lest he included a link to my blog!

Jeff

Feb 17, 2017 02:55 PM #25
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I agree - no complaints here other than not being asked beforehand Jane Peters 

Hella Mitschke Rothwell  he did at last include a link to my other blog

Jeff

Feb 17, 2017 03:08 PM #26
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Jeff

Thanks for sharing the experience.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 17, 2017 07:57 PM #27
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I would be flattered and grateful also and isn't that an iconic building!

Feb 18, 2017 07:40 AM #28
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Hi Lou Ludwig  - it's rare so it was worth sharing.

It's a very cool building Joe Pryor , inside and out. Thanks for stopping by.

Jeff

Feb 19, 2017 08:56 AM #29
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Interesting building and glad he gave you attirbution as well.

Feb 19, 2017 10:25 AM #30
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Hi Nathan Gesner 

I drove past this building one day when out showing properties and had to go back later on to take some photos. It was nice to get the attribution as well as the link back to my blog.

Jeff

Feb 19, 2017 11:50 AM #31
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LOL! Jeff Dowler I think you tagged the wrong person, but I don't mind because I missed this post!

Feb 19, 2017 08:55 PM #32
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Hope you got recognized by others as a result of Pete's post.  

Feb 20, 2017 04:36 PM #33
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Nathan Gesner  - ha ha. I didn't even notice, but glad you stopped by (and don't mind the miscellaneous tag!! LOL)

Nick & Trudy Vandekar  - it's very cool! Sorry it took so long to respond. I did earlier, but tagged Nathan instead. My bad for not paying attention.

Lynnea Miller  - well we'll see. You never know I suppose. It was nice that it happened the way it did regardless of the outcome.

Jeff

Feb 25, 2017 05:52 PM #34
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