Twist !! Navbharat Times !! Spoil SPort

A local Newspaper daily – "Navbharat Times", Hello Delhi –  used my photograph from my blogs without my prior permission to be printed in today edition(9thMay06). How proffessional it is to use some one’s photographs without a prior permission ??
I have got an email from a friend congratulating me for my name coming into the newspaper and I have wondered what it is for. Then he told me that it was my photograph. Now the thing is – Should I send them a note asking for a description of how have they used my photograph ?
Although its not such a big concern, but I just doubt how safe it is to put your pics online.. Its just a landscape but what if I would have posted anything else..
All your thoughts are most welcome..

20 thoughts on “Twist !! Navbharat Times !! Spoil SPort

  1. SAURABH May 10, 2006 / 1:12 am

    Certainly it is not acceptable, however you can sue them or threaten to sue them and can file a monetary compensation, or they can publish an apology note in there news paper.
    But i would say dont sue just threaten if its for good, by the way i would like to know if they have take you picture from this MSN Space Blog ? if yes then let me know , please.
    btw hope you are out of the trauma of ur friend\’s demise, chal dost i am commin to delhi for a vacation, catch you then.

  2. sweeti's May 10, 2006 / 6:19 am

    Hi Mani
    They can use ur photo…..But they have to ask….
    And put ur name under the pic….Thats the usual way of working for newspapers.
    Her in Belgium they do that
    I think
    This local newspaper    did wrong…
    Ok u can sue them   But if i were u i would not do that
    U can tell hem   To correct things and put ur name
    in the paper belwo the pic….
    That would be the least they can do
    TC keep smiling
    Big belgian hug

  3. Unknown May 10, 2006 / 8:54 am

    Hey Mani,This incident is very unprofessional indeed. "Navbharat Times " should appolozige to you in Newspaper itself and should take good care of reporter/editor of Hello Delhi. Mk

  4. Trouble May 10, 2006 / 1:36 pm

    That\’s not at all professional M. They need to take your permission before putting the photograph in their newspaper. Also, they need to give your reference along with it. So what if it\’s just a landscape..they need to do the needful.
    Take care,

  5. Guru May 11, 2006 / 6:22 am

    Call the Editor of the newspaper and let him issue a letter of apology with your name and that photograph. There are 2 benefits on this. 1st – you get due credit for the photograph and 2nd – Free publicity
    Peace !!

  6. Arcopol Chaudhuri May 14, 2006 / 1:18 pm

    Hey…this is interesting.Of course, they cannot use your photo without ur permission. I\’m a journalist myself and hence this interests me. I often wondered how they use pics that are without captions. Now, I know. By bloghopping!Regards.

  7. Rokhini May 15, 2006 / 1:12 pm

    congrats on ur photos being published and all… how have you been? if i were u, i wouldnt like send them a note or troublesome.. but i do agree that they shld hv seeked prior permission. but u said they mentioned ur name or sth in the newspaper? then i wouldnt really think it\’s so bad. and i always had an uneasy feeling of uploading photos of myself.. but then just went ahead..take care. and btw, which photo was published?

  8. Prithvi May 16, 2006 / 1:33 pm

    hey buddy,how have u been ??? long time no c ! neither do u comment…!
    neways,even here, in a news paper called  Mumbai Mirror, they post blogs…i\’ve neen waiting when wud mine get published atleast once !!!! but still,hope floats! regarding copying the pics, it\’s right…posting pics on net is dangerous…even i\’am kinda planning to remove them all….

  9. SAURABH May 18, 2006 / 12:51 am

    hello dost… so hows life now…and what happend to this case.. whats the update…???

    anyways…whats new ..?? hope life is treating you well……

  10. Trouble May 19, 2006 / 3:04 pm

    Whssup M? How and where have you been? Hope everything\’s fine.
    Take care,

  11. Trouble May 19, 2006 / 3:05 pm

    Umm, M, here\’s smthing.. a stupid tag.. plz accept it :-s

    And as a ‘tag victim’, you are supposed to do the following:1. Come up with 8 different points of your perfect lover.2. Mention the sex of the target.3. Tag 8 victims to join this game and leave a comment on their comments saying they’ve been tagged.4. If tagged the 2nd time, there’s no need to post again
    I know it\’s stupid but then, I HAD to tag ppl 🙂

  12. SAURABH May 20, 2006 / 3:52 am

    how r u dost..?

  13. Guru May 22, 2006 / 6:41 am

    Hope all\’s well with you. You have been missing since sometime now, pls take care and hope to see you soon.
    Peace always !!

  14. r!p roar!ng May 23, 2006 / 9:27 am

    hellos jus dropped in to say hi
    well dats bad if dey used it widout ur permission
    but must say u got a real talent of photography…. way to go man
    c yah bbyee

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