Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer
Just discovered the problem today. The photo can be found on Flicker and was placed there by someone (name on metadata) who says the copyright is held by Microsoft. I have not tried to contact Microsoft. Wanted to get a legal opinion before taking my next step.
Your answer is excellent and I thank you for being so thorough with such a little bit of information. The link to Flicker was very helpful.
As a follow-up, I am concerned too about how he was able to even get the photo. Even though I do shoot stock, this photo has not been submitted let alone accepted. It concerns me that he might have been able to gain access to my computer. Heaven only knows why he would do such a thing.....I am a very little fish in a very big pond. Any thoughts?
i now have more information. my photo can be found on the windows 7 media center inside the sample pictures folder. it is the one of yellow tulips, one having a red stripe. the name of the man claiming it as his is david nadalin. he shows the copyright is held by the microsoft corporation. how does this improve my position. what should i consider as my next move. diane simpson
yes...if you went to the media center and viewed the sample photo folder.
thank you. i know enough about corporate lawyers to know they are paid to protect their client and if the client happens to be microsoft, they fight extremely hard. i will take your suggestion, contact my local attorney and hope there is someone within aXXXXX wish me luck and again my thanks. diane