Officially: Deal settled with Al Nahar TV
I would like to announce that I’ve just signed a settlement contract for Mariam’s photo with Al Nahar TV management. This time, I’ve been approached by a real desire from Al Nahar management (represented by: Mr. Amr El Kahky and Mohamed Gomaa) to reach a fair deal without going through further judicial steps. Finally, Negotiations were direct and fruitful after 3 months of talk rounds.
I’ve received my rights with decent compensation for the commercial use of my photo. They visited me in Alexandria and apologized personally on behalf of Al Nahar TV to me for all the things that I’ve passed through during this case.
Personally, This was enough for me
I would like to notify everyone that I’ve already submitted retraction requests (on youtube) for the videos I’ve already suspended via youtube and Al Nahar TV team will work intensively to reopen the official channel via youtube support within few hours.
It’s time to believe it: Rights can never be lost
Thank you 🙂
كوميديا سوداء: اليوم السابع تغير الحقائق أمام قراءها و وشوشة تتهمني بالنصب
طبعاً كوميديا سوداء، إعتبرتها قناة النهار – حتة صورة في خلفية برنامج – يتعمل عليها كل الكلام ده. بس يبدو إن الواحد إتكتب عليه الحوار ده عشان يفرجنا علي الاعلام
المصري الذي يتجاهل أهم بنود دستور مصر 2014 الذي إعتبر حماية الملكية الفكرية للأعمال الإبداعية حق دستوري لكل مواطن مصري
الموضوع ببساطة إن جريدة اليوم السابع (رئيس تحريرها: خالد صلاح) – المحاور بقناة النهار، أعلنت إن قناة النهار علي اليوتيوب المغلقة قد تم فتحها بعد أيام من غلقها لأسباب تقنية و الحقيقة إن الأسباب مكنتش تقنية خالص، الأسباب كما ذُكرت علي قناة اليوتيوب – كما يقول اليوتيوب
Copyright Infringement Update (2): Al Nahar TV – Will this has an end?
Read the following posts before you continue please, to make sure that you are aware of the whole story
I’ve already closed this topic few days ago but, it seems that it is not. Sadly, I’ve to write more about it.
Link of the video: Watch NOW (or Watch it on: shahid.net – from minute 25:50)
— My reply on what is said from Ms. Riham Saeed on MBC ET Belaraby – Watch NOW on Shahid.net | On YouTube
Ms. Riham Saeed seems to be not aware with what is going on in her program so, I am just replying on what is said on her tongue during MBC ET Belaraby (Episode: 9/6/2015). She mentioned that they (she or Al Nahar TV) bought the photo from me, paid money to me and that the channel of Al Nahar TV or Sabaya El Kheir on the youtube is opened again!
So, to make it clear for everyone here.
Number 1 – I did NOT sell my photo to Al Nahar TV or Reham Saeed or to any human being on this earth. I did not receive any money from Al Nahar TV or Sabaya El Kheir and I still own all the rights of this photo to the moment of writing this post and if they already bought the photo as you mentioned on MBC ET Belaraby so, why did Sabaya El Kheir crew remove it from the background of the program’s decor? (see screen shot below) (more…)
Copyright Infringement: Al Nahar TV stole my artwork
It is not funny thing to say that we’ve a very poor copyrights system in Egypt and that everyone is able to use whatever he/she wants without paying back the cost of using the others efforts. Personally, when I use the other’s work, I give full credits to the owners/creators of the work or pay the cost of using it.
However, the boring story just happened with me, I just discovered that one of my favorite artwork has been used as a part of the main background decor behind Riham Saeed (Program Presenter of Sabaia Al Kheir). I do not mind sharing my artwork everywhere However, giving full credit or a small attribute to my name is a basis of respect that media makers should give attention to.
This photo is published under CC license stated on the following link: creativecommons.org and the license is visible on Flickr.
Below are screenshots from the TV program (Watch video sample) and the original photo posted during 2011 on my Flickr
Screenshot #1: Original Photo – Mariam Ehab, The Charming Egyptian Kid!
Screenshot #2: Sabaya El Kheir, Al Nahar TV
I will do what I’ve to do to notify the channel and restore my infringed copyright.