#1 August 1 2010, 14:40

Norwaystureth

Thorgaard Trading NUF

I have started to upload my photos to ShippingExplorer, but find to my great astonishment that the photos that I've posted on other AIS pages with copyright protection, is already in ShippingExplorer. Is not this a violation of copyright?

#2 August 2 2010, 7:17

UkraineLena

Dear Stureth,

Unfortunately we can not control whose photos the people upload to the web-site and to the ShippingExplorer software.

Please contact us if you noticed the violation of copyright. We will delete such photos or think how to fight though this seems complicated as we may not prohibit uploading the photos. It is indicated that the photos uploaded should be without any copyright and other inscriptions on them.

1 times edited. Last time by Lena - August 2 2010, 7:23.

#3 August 3 2010, 13:42

Norwaystureth

Thorgaard Trading NUF

I’ll bee more specific:
This picture is uploaded by system, witch I think is you:
*photo removed by Admin*
This picture is uploaded by stureth. That’s me:
http://www.shippingexplorer.net/en/vesselphotos/view/32093-jadi
My pictures, uploaded to other AIS-servers are all added with copyright.
How is it that ShippingExplorer has taken my pictures from another AIS-server ?

Stureth

1 times edited. Last time by Alex - August 3 2010, 15:02.

#4 August 3 2010, 15:08

GermanyAlex

Administrator

ShippingExplorer Ltd.

Sture, I've deleted the infringed photo.

But just to clarify: The user "System" isn't really a user. Since 2008 clients were able to add photos through the ShippingExplorer 5 program. For privacy reasons we did not store any user data associated with the uploader of a photo. Hence, all those photos (which users uploaded before the new web site) are from "System".

PS: I hope this clarifies things for you and you continue to add photos. Some of them are really good :)

1 times edited. Last time by Alex - August 3 2010, 15:14.

#5 August 9 2010, 17:47

Norwaystureth

Thorgaard Trading NUF

Alex:

But just to clarify: The user "System" isn't really a user. Since 2008 clients were able to add photos through the ShippingExplorer 5 program. For privacy reasons we did not store any user data associated with the uploader of a photo. Hence, all those photos (which users uploaded before the new web site) are from "System".


I accept this explanation.

But I have discovered something else:
There is a photo of Port of Floro with this link
*photo removed for violation*
with the bottom of the picture cut off. The picture is taken by me from my house.
The original picture is a bit bigger:
http://www.shippingexplorer.net/en/portphotos/view/32414-floro
What’s the explanation of that?

2 times edited. Last time by Alex - August 9 2010, 18:08.

#6 August 9 2010, 18:06

GermanyAlex

Administrator

ShippingExplorer Ltd.

Obviously that picture wasn't uploaded by me, so I can't say what the motivation was. Since the picture is cropped, my guess is there was a copyright or something. Also, that user uploaded a lot more pictures which I guess he didn't shoot himself.

I apologize for this, but it's really hard to keep track which uploaded photos are stolen and which aren't.
As a consequence we'll add a "Report"-button to each photo so users can have them removed.

If you see any more such photos, please don't hesitate to report them.

#7 August 9 2010, 18:20

GermanyAlex

Administrator

ShippingExplorer Ltd.

This is a little off topic but you seem to be an experienced photographer/user - how do you like the procedure for uploading a new photo? Is there anything that can be improved or changed?

#8 August 11 2010, 14:08

GermanyAlex

Administrator

ShippingExplorer Ltd.

As promised, a button was added: Option to 'Report Photo'.