La goutte d’eau qui fait déborder le vase.
I don’t know how to deal with it. Le Matinal simply pisses me off!
If you follow the blog regularly, you probably recognized this picture which featured in my “Guess Where” edition of September 2011. Well, Le Matinal did not hesitate to STEAL the picture and publish it!
Even the map with the exact location was copied from this personal blog:
For those people of Le Matinal who would be reading this post, here’s the Wikipedia’s definition of “steal”:
Steal may refer to: Theft, the illegal act of taking another person’s property without that person’s freely-given consent
Not at their first attempt
This is definitely not the first time I witnessed Le Matinal publishing things which they found on the web. For instance, when the first new speed cameras were being installed, Le Matinal did not hesitate to once again “STEAL” my pictures and publish them without my consent. After this incident, I mailed Le Matinal and the picture was taken down soon after, without any reply back to me:
What about the others?
That’s really the first time ever I’m writing about this regret : Sometimes I really have this regret of not being a lawyer or something like that. Or perhaps having someone close who can advise me properly.
While it is true that in the past, I had to remind other press/media companies about my intellectual content being used on their pages without my consent, I was duly contacted by the responsible parties each and every time to express their apology, as long as I remember. A few months back, it was Defimedia’s turn to use one of my pictures. The same story again!
But for Le Matinal, pfff; Get yourselves trained and educated properly to respect the life, opinion and property of others! Is it so difficult to ask for permission before using a picture? Or perhaps, send your own photographer to grab that shot?
No wonder, you will get probably lots of shit for Rs 10.