Last Friday evening it was pointed out to me that there was a very nice picture of marram grass at Ainsdale in that day’s Southport Visiter. Out of curiosity I took a look. It looked familiar and so despite knowing that I hadn’t, I felt that I had to check out my Flickr pages to see if I’d posted something to the wrong group. I hadn’t, but on closer inspection I found that it was a poorly reproduced and cropped version of one of my very recent images! The cropping removed my branded Dune Prints logo!
At no point did the Trinity Mirror Group or any of its subsidiaries actually ask my permission to publish my image. Having put the ball in their court this morning I am waiting to hear what they will do about this breach of copyright.
Just in case you haven’t seen it, this is how the image was meant to look: