There are many great features available to you once you register at Neowin, including:

  • Richer content, access to many features that are disabled for guests like commenting on the front page
  • Access to a great community, with a massive database of experience on hard & software issues, gaming and recreational activities, and more
  • Access to the Neowin IRC - you could make a friend from across the world and talk to them live
  • Access to Neowin contests & subscription offers and forums that are not open to guests/li>
  • It's simple, and FREE! · Register here

Kotaku is stealing my Pics


 Share

Recommended Posts

I really respect Kotaku but today when i did a google search, i got linked to a kotaku page where i found that they have used a particular pic that i had taken from the Xbox360 India launch. To confirm my doubt, i cross checked it with my own blog where these pics were listed and it came true.

I further checked their website and they had stolen another pic. What makes me angry is that they didn't take my permission or referred or link my blog in any way beforing using these pics.

I remember both Gamerscoreblog and MajorNelson's website had linked to my blog as they were referring to it and were borrowing information since i had covered this event.

Here are the links :

The Original Pic :

http://plex.files.wordpress.com/2006/09/pe...ms-india-md.jpg

The Copied Pic:

http://kotaku.com/gaming/xbox-360/india-ge...some-314794.php

Are they even allowed to do this ? should i ask them for some kind of compensation or should i do something else ?

The Original Pic :

http://plex.files.wordpress.com/2006/09/360-board.jpg

The Copied Pic :

http://kotaku.com/gaming/india/xbox-360-in...ning-237786.php

Are they even allowed to do this ? should i ask them for some kind of compensation or should i do something else ?

If you check the last pic, they even removed the date stamp

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They are not allowed to do this without your authorization. Send them a mail asking them to either remove the images or credit you for them. You could sue them, but I don't see that as other then a last resort.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

OT: I want that shirt Peter Moore is wearing :laugh:

But yeah they aren't allowed to use your pics without permission. If it really matters to you so much, contact them. And in future use watermarks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you just want credit for the photos and a link to your site, send them a nice email notifying them that those pics are copyrighted and you are the copyright holder and if they want to continue using them, you want to be credited for it.

Otherwise, send them a cease and desist notice.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have emailed the editor asking for compensation. I can't afford a lawyer plus under which jurisdiction will it fall ?

I am from India and Kotaku is a .us based website

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good luck chasing them down.

They normally seem quite hot on integrity and all that sort of stuff so i'll personally be very dissappointed if they try and brush you off.

If they ignore you, go to rival sites and report that they're stealing your images! I'm sure that'll get them noticed!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If they ignore you, go to rival sites and report that they're stealing your images! I'm sure that'll get them noticed!

Actually, that is not a bad idea at all. Threaten to go to rivals sites with the same comparisons you have just showed us.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

yup i have a feeling they will ignore my email tbh :/

If that happens, then go to the rivals site.

Truth is you may still not get anything out of it, but perhaps someone exposing them on a grander scale will stop them from ripping people off.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.