Skip to comments.Photo Controversy Erupts After Detroitís New Police Cars Revealed
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.
Im not trying to be mean about it. Im not trying to be a jerk, Bobby Alcott told WWJ Newsradio 950. Im just saying its my property.
(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...
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
Property rights?? Detroit is controlled by Democrats. Everything belongs to them, not you. “You didn’t build that.”
Private property? Who does this jerk think he is? Everything belongs to the state.
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.
Man, they find a way to screw *EVERYTHING* up. They can’t even buy new squad cars without violating the law.
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.
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.
Detroit police are Thieves?
“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.”
his reputation..much like that of Detroit’s...... .down in flames
I think it's a dumb graphic to use on a police car. I prefer simple colors and an accurate label.
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
well case closed
evidently I missed some of the details
“None of his work was used actual production.
See the article, about paragraph 5.”
how about a pack of wild dogs?
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.
Actually they should thank the Detroit business community and leave it at that.
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