Fedra – How a copyright infringement occurs

It is normal that sometimes you find some of your photos posted on social networks. But, it is rare that a professional Magazine does it without contacting you previously, due to the legal consequences that copyright infringement can bring.

I recently discovered that The Maritime Telegraph had incurred a copyright infringement in July 2019, with one of my photos on the report of the shipwreck of the Fedra that took place in Gibraltar in 2008.
I was stunned.

Photograph of the Fedra in Gibraltar published and modified without permission on The Maritime Telegraph Facebook.

They did not contact me to request permission or license to use the image. But not only that, they removed my copyright mark and replaced it with theirs.

It was not accidental:

  • 1st, they cropped the image to remove my signature and the copyright mark.
  • 2nd, they put their frame with their logo and their name, which confuses since it makes us think that they are the owners of the rights of the image.
  • 3rd, they include a text mark with their initials so that no one else uses the photo without them being mentioned.

The purpose of this post is to make known that The Maritime Telegraph does not have my consent as the author or license to use the image of the Fedra that they have used, and that they do not have the right to use it or offer it to other people.
Therefore, if anyone is interested in using it, they should contact me and not The Maritime Telegraph.

This is the original image:

These types of practices must be stopped as they inflict harm on the authors and their clients who have acquired licenses to use the images.
It is also a warning to be alert and not be a victim of a scam.