January 19, 2010

Unbelievable! My quilling on a book cover... without my permission

Sometimes I stumble upon my texts and images, stolen by other websites. Sometimes I see copies of my designs, published on the Web without mentioning me. Sometimes I even blog about plagiarism. But what I've seen 10 minutes ago was just "above and beyond"! My photograph of my quilled butterfly had been used for a Russian book cover! They are going to publish the book by March 8. I'm not sure if my text, designs or images had been used inside the book, but the cover is more than enough.

If you don't recognize the picture on the screenshot, look at my Quilled butterfly in a fishbowl.

UPD: Thanks for your support!

I want to say a big "Thank you!" to everybody who supported me in this unpleasant situation. I received a letter from the publisher, and they assured me that the cover will be changed and the content will be completely original, written by their author. They blame the designer, who made the cover and let down both the author and the publisher.

19 comments:

Ирина said...

Инна, это возмутительно конечно!!!!! Я подумала,наверное нужно авторские права оформлять через нотариуса , кажется это возможно ..... Вобщем нужно иметь какой -то документ об авторстве , иначе украдут и сделают деньги!!!!!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Спасибо за поддержку, Ирина! В данном случае доказательств авторства столько, что это им нужно попробовать доказать, что они имеют права на изображение. Вообще же, оформление где бы то ни было необязательно для таких случаев. Это же не торговая марка или патент.

Alyusha said...

Достаточно доказательств авторства. Время создания работы, фотографии, очень важно в этом случае. И конечно надо всегда ставить копирайт на работы. Инна я завтра уточню как вам поступить у брата.

Tany Sol said...

Инна в израиле то что ваше фото сделано раньше чем его -это уже доказательство. кстати параметры фотокамеры которой вы фотографировали ни один хаккер не потделает. есть еще один прием защиты своих работ без патентов об этом можна по мылу(karyoz@list.ru) или позвоните 0545486769 расскажу.
таня.

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Спасбо, Оля! Фотографии в RAW-формате и стоящий на столе оригинал - какие ещё доказательства нужны!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Спасибо, Таня!

Sonya said...

Inna, I am so sorry for you, that these people thinking that they can use your work to make money for themselves!!

nel said...

je trouve ce procédé honteux, mais il faut te dire que tu fais de si jolie choses..

buddhabelly said...

Good for you Inna! I'm glad you reached them before it was published. Maybe they could have made it up paying you for usage rights? Your work is so lovely and deserves to be published and recognized!

eva said...

Инна,очень обидно,когда поступают по-свински.Интернет бездонный источник для воровства.
И хотя я мало делала в интернете мастер-классов,их тоже все(без исключения) украли.Сначала растроилась,а сейчас...
Как воевать с ворами?Я не знаю.
Удачи!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thanks everybody for your support!!!

Мальвина said...

Инна, действительно, вот такое вот воровство выше всяких мелочных попыток интернетчиков "уворовать" идею... жуть! хорошо, что Вы смогли разрешить эту ситуацию!

Nati said...

Hi Inna,
This also happened to me.something similar. They copied my artwork´s photo, removed my name and put it on sale in the internet as if it were made by them.
It is really bad and frustrating to see so many malicious people. As if the internet were an unclaimed territory.
You should be able to get in touch with the editors, claiming your rights.
I really hope you succeed in solving this issue.
best wishes
Nati(from Brasil)

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

What can I say Nati :( At least they promised to remove my photo from the cover before the book goes into print.

Anyway, thanks a lot for your support!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Мальвина, спасибо за участие.

С мелочей ведь и начинается, и вот к чему безнаказанность приводит :( Сегодня на свой сайт стащу, а завтра и книгу издам.

quillingsnagela said...

Inna,
I am very saddened by this type of procedure. Imagine, you have your work known throughout the world and many followers. I can find on the web copies of their work without the proper identification of the source, but in the book, is the first time.
Thankfully, everything has been resolved. Congratulations on the fine work and to continue sharing them with us.

Custom Quilling said...

Inna,
I am so sorry this happen to you!
Not that it's any comfort but pictures of my work have shown up all over the place. One even posted my work as her own for sale.
So pleased you got it all worked out!!!

Keep on Quillin',
Denise ~ Custom Quilling Supplies
http://www.customquillingbydenise.com/shop

Ana Baird said...

So sorry to hear that Inna. Hope everything gets resolved soon.
Your quilling work is stunning!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Nágela, Denise, Ana! Thank you all very much! Your support does help coping with this sort of things.