Thursday, July 05, 2007
Nazi U-Boat Photo Copyright?
It was one year ago today that I posted a picture of a Nazi U-Boat washed up at San-O to this blog. This morning I get an email from someone claiming to own the copyright to the photo. It’s unclear from the email if the guy in this photo is the writer or merely someone holding the framed photo for a picture. I don’t know whether to take the email seriously or if it’s intended as humor. The writer claims that he licences the photo out, but never sells it. He says that my posting it here a year ago violated his copyright. He includes a long explanation of the Copyright Act, Trademark laws, foreign treaties as concern copyrights (in case I am a foreigner, I guess - or maybe he is, I don’t know) and a formal demand for compensation. Any suggestions?