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According to a report by PetaPixel, Sasmung has found its self in a rather familiar position of being accused of using others work without permission.

This time the Company found itself in copyright infringement controversy when it used another photographer’s photo in an advertisement on its Facebook page. The embarrassing bit, is that the advertisement alluded to the fact that the photo was taken by a Samsung photographers using a Samsung camera. However, it later turned out that the photo was taken by one Danny Santos II, who noticed his photo, which was taken with a Nikon camera, on the Samsung’s Facebook page.

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Nowhere did it say that a Samsung camera was used.

Pretty lame/embarrassing anyway.
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Nowhere did it say that a Samsung camera was used.

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Ummm who cares? Samsung has cameras capable of taking a picture like that...
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Ummm who cares? Samsung has cameras capable of taking a picture like that...

While they may, the claim was that a Samsung photographer took that photo, implying that it was taken with a Samsung camera.

Meanwhile, it wasn't taken by a Samsung photographer, let alone a Samsung camera, but the photo was used in a Samsung ad. doh.gif
Edited by 2010rig - 5/9/13 at 10:44am
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No need to blow it out of proportion Danny Santos...
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Journalism is at an all time low. Get release/consent is fundamental.
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Doesn't Samsung have a history of this sort of thing?
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Ummm who cares? Samsung has cameras capable of taking a picture like that...
Probably the guy who had his photo stolen and used in Samsung's advertising campaign without his consent. It doesn't matter if Samsung sells a camera which could produce the same image; they stole images instead of paying for them.

In any case he's likely in for a pretty large payday, though I don't know how copyright law works in Singapore.
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Nowhere did it say that a Samsung camera was used.

Pretty lame/embarrassing anyway.

Rofl. It's sad and I honestly don't understand how anyone can let something like this slip. If I were a huge successful corporation like Samsung, I'd go out of my way to make sure it's MY product that I'm advertising, and not a competitor's.
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Nowhere did it say that a Samsung camera was used.


(Samsung doesn't claim anywhere in that screenshot that the photo was taken by a Samsung camera)

Yea even more sad =/ How/why would they seriously just grab some random photo and say their photographers took it? Unless their photographers are slacking and simply grabbed it and claimed that they took it themselves.

Also, I have a feeling that it's all being read out of context. Why can't "One of our Samsung photographers" simply mean one of their customers? You know... like EA has been posting "One of our mayors submitted this screenshot of their city!"
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 5/9/13 at 10:59am
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