Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Photo Controversy Erupts After Detroitís New Police Cars Revealed
(WWJ) ^ | August 22, 2013 5:38 PM

Posted on 08/25/2013 7:52:24 AM PDT by BenLurkin

DETROIT (WWJ) – A local photographer is crying foul over an image that appears on a new set of public safety vehicles unveiled by the city.

Mayor Dave Bing handed over the keys to 15 new squad cars and 10 ambulances during a presentation downtown on Thursday.

Meantime, Bobby Alcott claims that a photo of the Detroit skyline featured on the vehicles is his under copyright — and that the Downtown Detroit Partnership did not purchase the image.

“I’m not trying to be mean about it. I’m not trying to be a jerk,” Bobby Alcott told WWJ Newsradio 950. ”I’m just saying it’s my property.

(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: advertisingguy; advertisinglaw; advertsinglaw
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-82 next last

1 posted on 08/25/2013 7:52:24 AM PDT by BenLurkin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

if he wanted to sue...he would win!

oh wait Detroit has no money to pay ANY sort of settlement..

what to do what to do


2 posted on 08/25/2013 7:53:54 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Property rights?? Detroit is controlled by Democrats. Everything belongs to them, not you. “You didn’t build that.”


3 posted on 08/25/2013 7:54:42 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Private property? Who does this jerk think he is? Everything belongs to the state.


4 posted on 08/25/2013 7:56:02 AM PDT by JimSEA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeshugeMikey

He doesn’t have to sue Detroit. He sues the ad agency and graphic artist who stole the image. Image theft is rampant and should be stopped, just like the theft of any other property. Lawsuits are a good way to let it be known that no, you just can’t swipe a copyrighted image and make a profit from it anymore than you can publish someone else’s book under your own name and collect money for it.


5 posted on 08/25/2013 7:57:30 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Man, they find a way to screw *EVERYTHING* up. They can’t even buy new squad cars without violating the law.


6 posted on 08/25/2013 7:57:56 AM PDT by Patriot95
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeshugeMikey

This seems like a non-issue.

Evidently “his” photo was used in the mock-up ahead of time.

None of his work was used actual production.

See the article, about paragraph 5.


7 posted on 08/25/2013 7:58:29 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: MeshugeMikey

I have to spend 1000’s to protect my trademarks and am never compensated. This new America is filled with thieves and liars and a handshake means nothing anymore.


8 posted on 08/25/2013 7:58:41 AM PDT by liberty or death
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Detroit police are Thieves?


9 posted on 08/25/2013 7:59:12 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeshugeMikey

“Alcott later conceded the image on the cars was not his — they were only on the photo on the mock-up that was displayed before the cars went public.”

Never mind...


10 posted on 08/25/2013 8:00:21 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
If the photo is his he has a point but he needs to provide the photo and prove his copywrite.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Michigan legislative action thread
11 posted on 08/25/2013 8:01:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gadsden1st

oh my...

his reputation..much like that of Detroit’s...... .down in flames


12 posted on 08/25/2013 8:04:19 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

I think it's a dumb graphic to use on a police car. I prefer simple colors and an accurate label.

13 posted on 08/25/2013 8:04:54 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: liberty or death

I did one project for a client...who Id been doing workf for for 30 years....without a down payment....of 50 percent...last year, He went all over the map with requirements...and then refused complete...payment .

some people require strict guidelines or they dont know where..they ARE


14 posted on 08/25/2013 8:06:14 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Cringing Negativism Network

well case closed


15 posted on 08/25/2013 8:07:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: ottbmare

evidently I missed some of the details

“None of his work was used actual production.

See the article, about paragraph 5.”


16 posted on 08/25/2013 8:07:25 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: MeshugeMikey
if he wanted to sue...he would win!

Actually he doesn't have much of a case. He admits that the photo used on the produced cars isn't his. The photo he claims is his was used on mock ups.

He should take them to small claims court and get his $1500 and go away.
17 posted on 08/25/2013 8:07:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Pollster1

how about a pack of wild dogs?


18 posted on 08/25/2013 8:07:57 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin
Then there are the self-admitted facts:

A spokesperson for the Downtown Detroit Partnership denies they stole the image. And Alcott later conceded the image on the cars was not his — they were only on the photo on the mock-up that was displayed before the cars went public.

19 posted on 08/25/2013 8:11:11 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pollster1

Actually they should thank the Detroit business community and leave it at that.


20 posted on 08/25/2013 8:11:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-82 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson