Weather calendars and copyright infringement?

Mike,

I know this is getting old, but I came across this and felt it was news worthy since they sell these things in all the major bookstores and malls. If you look at the back cover the first picture in the second roll, it could be your “alligatorâ€￾ pic. Not sure about any of the others, and maybe you have an agreement worked out with them. Anyway good luck.

http://www.browntrout.com/calendars/produc...GID=-1&IID=6674
 
And the 4th picture in the second row is mine. The cover picture is Daphne Zaras', and I'll assume they didn't ask her permission either.

No permission was given. Martin Lisius, I'll be giving you a call! Heads will roll!
 
Looks like the work of moronic internet workers that needed to produce placeholders for their bosses?

200600002620.back.jpg


Why would they include the cover of last year's calendar inside of the following year's?

Aaron
 
Or perhaps I wasn't that clear ;)

My theory is the calendars posted on the website aren't the ones on sale. Instead, the company had their website peons come up with a hypothetical calendar for 2006 so they could get orders. A simple placeholder if you will until the actual calendar is finalized.

The image I included shows Eric Nguyen's Mulvane picture. This image was the cover of last year's calendar. They surely wouldn't use the same image two years in a row would they?

Either way, it's still copyright infringement. Where would they get files large enough for printing a calendar, however?

Aaron
 
Possibly.... check this out:

Link from browntrout (this isn't one of their calendars):
200600002620_fc.jpg


From the actual publisher (accord):
weather.jpg


So which is it? ;)

Aaron
 
Hey! Aaron posted my picture - ROFL. 8)

But - isn't that May 3rd Daphne Zaras image public domain??? I believe she took it while on Federal time or something...... :?

KR
 
Originally posted by Kurt Silvey
Mike,

I know this is getting old, but I came across this and felt it was news worthy since they sell these things in all the major bookstores and malls. If you look at the back cover the first picture in the second roll, it could be your “alligatorâ€￾ pic. Not sure about any of the others, and maybe you have an agreement worked out with them. Anyway good luck.

http://www.browntrout.com/calendars/produc...GID=-1&IID=6674

I believe that picture isnt Mike's, but rather.. Seymour, TX.. I think.. I could be wrong, but I've definetly seen it before, its at least 10 years old.
 
I've been buying these in malls for several years now and they always run photo credits, including for the smaller images that are on the actual calendar dates. Have they been dishonest in copyright matters? If so, I'll never buy another one.

Dave Gallaher
Huntsville, AL
 
I think you are right Susan. Jim also licenses out some other chaser's photography too. That being the reason why Eric Nguyen's Mulvane pic is on there. But yeah, I know that Eric's photo was on the cover last year and it would be strange that they would use multiple photos year after year.
 
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