Sunday, October 28, 2012

Around the Tebah

The tebah of the Synagogue of Livorno, slideshow de Il Tirreno
Should we take it as a compliment if our top daily paper by circulation publishes a picture lifted from our blog? Sadly neither due credits nor acknowledgements are in sight, at least on the webpage. I have sent several pictures to this paper in the past and they almost always ended up with the proper author quoted alongside.
Synagogue of LivornoThe problem arises from the fact that this photo was posted only on this blog, in February 2011, and it was never sent to anybody. How did it end up in the newspaper slideshow for the 50 years of the new synagogue of Livorno? A simple slip-up? An anonymous sender of someone else's pictures?

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See also: Synagogue of Livorno - Rejoicing of the Law

14 comments:

Revrunner said...

Maybe it appeared on Google images and was downloaded from there.

Robert Geiss said...

oh !

Great reminder to put either watermarks on the pictures or anything alike.

Please have a good Sunday.

Luis Gomez said...

That is never good!

Lois Evensen said...

Not good at all! I would at least let them know that you saw it. Compliment? Nah, it is theft. They could have so easily asked permission, then given credit.

Jack said...

Credit would have been nice.

Dina said...

Chutspah indeed.

But I must admit I enjoyed their slideshow. Too bad there are no captions or credits for any of the 14 photos (as far as I can see, with my near-zero Italian knowledge).

Your photo was important because it is the only one showing actual people sitting in the pews.

The teva with the old original marble is beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

Credit is still possible afterwards...

That's the problem with internet, isn't it?

Michelle said...

Always a problem when we put things out in cyberspace. I do hope you get some proper credit.

Arianna said...

O è apparsa su Google immagini oppure l'han salvata da qui...ormai usa fare così, purtroppo. Ciao, Arianna

Cezar and Léia said...

Just this morning I was reading something about this, I mean, the dirty tricks with authorship on the Internet. But perhaps an even worse situation: when papers publish supposed statements or whole interviews which the concerned people never gave!
God bless you!
Cezar

Halcyon said...

Lots of questions. The least they could do is ask you if it's ok to publish your work. :(

Gunn said...

You have the right of your photo-work, and you could have earned quite a bit of money out of the situation. I guess at the end it is the publisher who is responsible to print text and photos with permissions and also perhaps payment sorted out.

The same thing happens for several of us, so we should have had a discussion at the CDP.org.

Anyway, your image is so nice and interesting that I understand the newspaper wanted it.

Stefan Jansson said...

They just downloaded your photo and used it. Just send them an invoice.

JM said...

Now imagine what we don't know about our photos being used! How did you find it?