Friday, October 30, 2009

Unauthorized Use of My Photos


Unauthorized use of my photos in one of the local food and drink magazine in Toowoomba.

Unauthorized Use of My Photos in a Magazine

The magazine has "published" three photos taken from my earlier post, Bindi Spot Indian Restaurant Toowoomba, and also a photo of me without acknowledging me!

Unauthorized Use of My Photos in a Magazine

I really felt disrespected in the very first place. I know it's not a big deal for you (maybe not you) but for me, I think that what they could at least do was to write me an e-mail and kindly ask for permission? For the past few years, I did receive quite some e-mails (occasionally) from my blog visitors, asking for my permission to use or publish certain photos of mine in their books, presentation slides as well as websites. And I always said nothing but "yes" to these people...


  1. hehehe...
    cool down:)
    maybe write them and email...

  2. Sad to hear that girl.. Anyway, did they post out ur blog link there?? IF yes, it will be better.. You should go to this restaurant and ask the person in charge.. Maybe you can get more discount or free meals when you go to visit them again :)

  3. Wow!!! I cant accept this as well!!

    Should you sue them? I support u dear!!

  4. is me saw it 1st, i remember your personal photo taken at somewhere fast food restaurant, when i saw it, i so surprise and take for jeff look

  5. You should definitely contact them and tell them you're not impressed and they should have to publish an apology (or acknowledge you) in the next issue!

  6. Since now you found out, you should voice out your concerns. Hopefully it goes well ;).

  7. You can sue them.. Seriously... They are just stealing people's intellectual property!!

    Try to write a complain letter to them. Good luck :)

    p/s: Remember to curl and mascara it in order to make the falsie looks like your original eyelashes :)

  8. Warren Tan:
    Hehe, thanks Warren ;) I'll do as you said.

    Not really, they didn't post up my link in their magazine. Just used my photos with my "signature" on them.

    elims Chuang 光宏:
    Erm, I don't think so. It seems like sueing them is not a good option as it requires lawyer and money.
    I think I'll just write them a letter and hopefully they'll give me a satisfying solution for this.

    Yeah, that was what Jeff told me too. The photo of me was taken at the McD restaurant in Ruthven St.

    Thanks Katie, that's really a great idea!!!

    Thanks girl, I'll try my luck.

    BeverLy's Secret:
    I think so, but it's costing too much...
    Maybe I should just write a complain letter to them
    Thanks Beverly, for your suggestion and beauty tips ;)

  9. I wish to know how to outcome!

    I would sign to show support to you~ Put my name as your supporter in that letter if you need it (wish to do something for you dear)~

  10. elims Chuang 光宏:
    Thank you very very much, Elims! *cuddle* but I don't think any signature is needed for now.
    I'll let you know if it comes to that stage ^^

  11. u can sue them for a sum of money...kekeke

  12. vialentino:
    I don't think I can afford to hire a lawyer now as I'm still a student here, but I'll try to write them e-mail and see if things could be worked out.

  13. Hmm free publicity, but at least inform the person they're gonna publish it.

    Darn...people has no courtesy at all.
    By the way CYY, I use your photos got special permission boh.. haha. XD

    Daniel ask wor, surely give 101% permission la =P


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