Aug 10, 2009

of oh, my! singapore press holdings website steals from red sports

Oh, my! Singapore Press Holdings website steals from Red Sports: Red Sports has brought to our attention that was using one of Red Sports' photos in its article without permission. OMY even cropped off the Red Sports copyrigth watermark from the photo.

Click here to see the photo in Red Sports and the one posted by OMY.
One of our volunteers spotted the report below on See the picture? Doesn’t it look exactly like the Red Sports picture, also shown below?

As if taking the picture isn’t bad enough, they covered their tracks by cropping off the copyright watermark – “© REDSPORTS.SG” – from the bottom right of the picture. They gave information about the date of the picture, the context of the picture but – oh, my! – failed to mention where the picture came from.

What part of “© REDSPORTS.SG” did they not understand?

The photo was taken by Marvin Lowe, a Red Sports volunteer, who confirmed that Omy did not at any time seek his permission to use the photo. And given the circumstances of the story, we think the infringement is especially vile. A young girl died tragically. Was omy so eager to give a face to the story that they would stoop so low as to rip off someone else’s picture?

At the bottom of the website, there is a line that says: SPH Copyright ©

The OMY article (snapshot taken by Red Sports)

The above photo taken by Marvin Lowe and first posted here, with the Red Sports copyright watermark was cropped off in the OMY article.


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